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meaning:From Beldon Hill
origin: English


Origin: English

Meaning: Woman of Magdala

With its sophisticated and old-fashioned sound, biblical reference in Mary Magdalene (Madeline is the English version) and cute nickname Maddie, this name is back and even more popular than its first go-round at the turn of the last century. Add the cute heroine in the classic children’s series by Ludwig Bemelmans, and this name is perfectly poised to continue the upward swing it started in the mid ‘90s and ‘00s.

Current U.S. popularity rank: 2010: 56

Famous madeline

  • Madeline Zima - actress
  • Madeleine Albright - U.S. secretary of state
  • Madelyn Dunham (alt. spelling) - grandmother of Barack Obama
  • Madeline Kahn - actress
  • Madeline - title character

Infamous madeline

  • Madeline “Maddie” Coleman - character in As the World Turns

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