Madison - girls name

Madison name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 97%

Madison name meaning:

The name Madison is of English origin and has gained popularity as a unisex name in recent years. As a girl's name, Madison carries meaning and significance. The name Madison is derived from the English surname, which originally referred to "son of Maud" or "son of Matthew." It was traditionally used as a surname, but it gained popularity as a given name for girls in the 1980s due to the influence of the movie "Splash" where the main character chose the name Madison as her human name.

Madison is often associated with qualities such as intelligence, independence, and charm. Girls named Madison are often perceived as confident and assertive individuals who possess strong leadership qualities. They are known for their ability to adapt to various situations and their determination to achieve their goals. The name Madison has become a popular choice for parents who desire a strong and modern-sounding name for their daughters.

Overall, the name Madison carries a sense of strength and individuality. It represents a girl who is intelligent, confident, and able to navigate through life with grace and charm.

Origin: German

Son of Matthew.


Surnames, Unisex names

Other girls names beginning with M


Overall UK ranking: 168 out of 5581

308 recorded births last year

Change in rank

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Scotland (145)

Historical popularity of Madison

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