Madeleine meaning

: Woman From Magdala

Madeleine Name Information

Gender 👩 Girl
Pronunciation 📣 \m(a)-delei-ne, mad(e)-leine\
Number of People 👶 41,000
Rate in 2021 800
Numerology 🔢 5
Name origin 🌍 French
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Madeleine Name Meaning

The name Madeleine carries a beautiful and intriguing meaning. Derived from French origins, Madeleine is often associated with qualities such as elegance, grace, and sophistication. The name itself holds historical significance as it is believed to have originated from the biblical figure Mary Magdalene.

In its essence, the name Madeleine symbolizes strength and resilience. It embodies a sense of inner beauty and charm that captivates those around her. People with this name are often described as being compassionate, nurturing, and empathetic towards others.

Furthermore, the name Madeleine has been embraced by various cultures around the world, each adding their own unique interpretation to its meaning. Regardless of cultural context, however, one thing remains constant – Madeleine represents a person who leaves a lasting impact on those they encounter.

Whether you bear this name or are curious about its significance for someone close to you, understanding the meaning behind Madeleine can deepen your appreciation for its timeless beauty and rich history.


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The popularity of the name Madeleine 

The name “ Madeleine “ is not a popular baby’s name in t Massachusetts based on the data from reliable American resources in the year 1945. For instance, imagine that only 15 babies were named “ Madeleine “ in the year 1945. A total of only 157 babies also bear the same first name as your baby’s name during the year 1945. 

From the year 1880 to the hear 2018, the highest recorded use of this name was in the year 1998 with a total of 1424 babies. From the year 1880 to the year 2018, the name “ Madeleine “ was recorded 40000 times in the SSA public database. The name first appeared in the year 1881 and was given to 5 newborn babies. “ Madeleine “ became a popular girl’s name in the state District of Columbia in the year 2012. It ranked 19 with only 25 babies. The all-time high record for this name was in the year 2008 in the state of Massachusetts with 60 baby girls. The name is a consistent top-ranking girl’s name in the state of District of Columbia for 18 years from the year 1992 to the year 2017. It’s also popular in the state of New Hampshire for 18 years. For the past 20 years, the name “ Madeleine “ was recorded 20000 times in the SSA public database. 


The personality of the name Madeleine 

Here we have the letter analysis of the name Madeleine 

M is for munificent, for you are extremely liberal in giving 

A is for agreeable, the best side of you

D is for dandy, a description of you

E is for eternal, your spirit will live 

L is for lively, your life is full of energy 

E is for elate, you make others happy

I am for instilling, the lesson of life 

N is for neatness, your orderly way

E is for expressive, not one to hold within 

The true meaning of this name might not be described in just a few sentences and words. If you are considering a nickname for your baby named “ Madeleine “, you can select the reversed form of that as well. Your name can be destiny and your heart’s desire. The name “ Madeleine “ is a name that signifies a freedom-loving and free-spirited individual. 


Famous people named Madeleine 

Madeleine of Valois who was a French princess 

Madeleine Albright who was an American politician 

Madeleine Astor who was the second wife and widow 

Madeleine Carroll was an English actress 


Similar names to Madeleine 

Madalyn, Madeline, Marilyn, and Mimi 

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01/14/2024 00:00:00

I somestimes hate my name madeleine, all my frenz will call me margerine and its very annoying.

01/14/2024 00:00:00

I'm having my daughter on August 10, 2021 and I chose Madeleine. I think this name is beautiful and elegant.

01/14/2024 00:00:00

I just had a beautiful daughter and named her Madeleine. I love the french spelling and hope most people won't mispronounce it.

01/14/2024 00:00:00

My name is Madeleine, with Jane as my middle name:) I like it cause It's unique and I know no other Madeleines that'spell it the'same way as me. However people do pronounce it and spell it incorrectly which is annoying, admittedly. But apart from that! Nicknames wise, I get Mada from my fambams! I also get Maddy, Mads and Madders from my friends, haha :) and It's also the name of a delicious bun!

01/04/2024 23:24:42

I love the name Madeleine... I would love to name a child that but I'm worried about the'spelling and pronounciation.

12/24/2023 15:33:52

My name is Madeleine, I'm from the UK btw peeps! I like it but all my teache's at scool call me Mad-a-lin or Mad-a-line. Loads of people always ask me which one of the above I am and I say Mad-e-lane and they go 'ohh'. I shorten my name to Maddie though, I had a new maths teacher this year and I told her to call me Maddie. She assumed I was a Madison and I told her not to call me that at Parents Evening or my mum would probably slap her. I love being called Madeleine, I'm unique as in my school (2012 pupils) I am the only Madelenine (or Maddie for that matter). My friends are all called 'Lucy' or 'Emily' or 'Hannah' so I'm glad I'm different!

12/18/2023 17:01:42

My name is Madeleine as well. I dont mind if people pronounce it wrong, ive been called: Madelena, madeleen, madeline, maddi, mad, madz. Hehe at least they tried to pronounce it, im not even going to discuss the way people spell my name.I love my name and I think its great of there are more people with my name!

12/11/2023 22:48:06

This is my name and I have always hated it. I was named after my dad since I wasn't a boy. He is Tommy Jay and I'm Tami Jayne. yuck.

12/10/2023 04:46:32

My name is Madeleine and i think it is an OK name beacause at school there are about 3 Madeleines in my year and i think it is very annoying because we all like to be called Maddy/Maddi. I would prefer to have a more unique name.

11/24/2023 02:36:20

I find Madeleine to be a very popular name. I run into so many, not to mention all the Madisons. Still, I love the name an I'm proud to be named Madeleine.

11/19/2023 22:58:38

I have just named our new born daughter "Madeleine". I think it is so beautiful, melodic and romantic sounding. Very feminine, with various ways to say it - from Maddy to Madelena to Malena. Lovely!

11/08/2023 18:21:46

my name is madeleine.i love it because It's a rare name and the origin is hebrew.

11/01/2023 17:04:58

I love my name being Madeleine. It's not a common name and hardly anybody can spell it or pronounce it properly which is actually what I love about it. I say my name mad-e-len but people always say mad-e-line.

10/29/2023 12:05:02

I love the name Madeleine! My name is Melissa and I'm having a baby girl in November 2021. Her name will be Madeleine Isabelle. We pronounce the name Madeleine: MA dah len. I also like the'spelling Madelaine. They are both beautiful spellings.

10/18/2023 02:46:02

I am called Madeleine, I like my name because i do not know anyone else with the'same the'same name as me. Although at times it can get annoying because most people spell and pronounce it wrong, for example 'Madeline' or 'Madaline'.

10/11/2023 18:31:58

My sister's name is Madeleine. I love that name because there are so many nick names! She has been called Maddie, Mad-Dog, Dellie, Lin, and I am sure othe's!

09/30/2023 13:55:06

Im 21 and born to english dad and french mother, The'spelling in Madeleine, the full spelling. It is a very versitile name, For offical records and formal events i use the full name, but then in informal locations it is shortened to maddy or mad. I particully like being call mad in public coz people often have a strage reaction, ie a mad child/woman. I love my name, but I also like it that is quite rare. I hope It'stays this way.

09/18/2023 07:26:30

I like it pronounced the French way. I loved those Madeline books growing up - but being from Quebec wanted the more traditional - non-anglocised version of it.

09/15/2023 08:01:36

I have the name Madeleine too. I use to hate it because people would mispell it and stuff but i have gotten use to that and i dont really care anymore. i like my name because It'sounds classy and elegant. Madeleine seems to becoming extremely popular. which is some what sad. I have known many people who were pregnant and asked me for ideas on names, i never even offered my name as a suggestion but then'the women have there babies and tell me "I named my daughter Madeleine and I owe it all to you" ive gotten many compliments on my name and my french teacher adores me just because my name has a french orgin! Im not event that good at speaking french!

09/06/2023 22:07:30

My name is Madeleine (pronounced mad-a-lyn) and i've never had a problem with that! People misspell it and pronounce it wrong, but It's not that big a deal. It's a great name and i've only ever heard about other people called Madeleine❤️i've never met any Madeleine's! I guess It's less popular in Ireland...

09/06/2023 01:33:10

My name is Madeleine. I like it but it really annoys me when people say it wrong! Everyone thinks It's Mad-a-linn, but It's Mad-a-lane. I sometimes just tell people to call me Maddi to avoid confusion, but I don't really like it. But its a good name when people get it right!

08/31/2023 07:07:52

Great name, would love to use It'someday if I'm lucky enough to have a girl. I also like Madelynn or Madelyne which sound almost exactly the'same as this but are probably a little easier for most people to spell.

08/24/2023 23:11:26

My name is Madeleine. I spell it "line" and "leine." I love it, because It's very classic sounding and I don't know very many people with the'same name. I get compliments often on it, but I'm also asked how It's pronounced. I don't mind it becoming popular, but the nickname Maddy bugs me.

08/20/2023 23:05:20

In never used to be bothered and thought it was way cooler to be a maddie, but i love madeleine now, but only spelt the french way! Its great having a name that no one else has - who wants to be like everyone else❤️❤️❤️

07/28/2023 03:28:30

madeleine is the way my name is spelled, and I love it, no maddy, lyn...or shortcuts...I'm proud of my name, of my being. Originally from Holland, and pronounced: Maduhlainuh or madelaneh

07/23/2023 01:13:02

My name is Madeleine And I am not sure I like my name. Sometimes I think it is awesome, but mostly it makes people laugh when I tell them that a Madeleine is a French cookie. That makes me really mad. I HATE HATE HATE it when people call me maddy. It makes me feel like a dumb blond (the kind in jokes, not real people).

07/21/2023 04:15:08

I love my name but everyone tend to call me "Maddy or Lein"

06/01/2023 10:46:10

We named our 6-month-old daughter Dagny. My husband is Norwegian and the name is especially beautiful when prounced with a Scandinavian lilt (Dargnee). Dagny is also the heroine of Ayn Rand's philosophical masterpiece, Atlas Shrugged, a book we both loved.

06/01/2023 00:29:00

My names also Madeleine, Most people spell it wrong, (the oddest was somthing like 'Maddelyne') but It's good because you get loads of nicknames out of it, plus, there tends not to be another Madeleine in a class (from my experience at least) So there's no akward moments where ther's three of you in a room, and someone shouts 'your' name, and you shoot round thinking they mean you, but them giving you an odd look XD But the thing that's (not so much annoying) confusing, is that, the only definition I can ever find of it is 'woman form magdala' whereas, almost everyone elses, could be, somthing like, 'spirit of nature'/whichever,which seems alot cooler to have, and alot more meaning

05/24/2023 21:26:24

People always say and spell it wrong. I have come to accept that. And I love it being a rare name, but it is becoming waaayyy to popular.

05/22/2023 02:26:00

I'm considering it for my daughter, if she doesn't turn out to be a he! We are looking for names that'start with "M", like our other daughters: Mackenzie and Mary. And I have to say I prefer the French spelling as well. It looks prettier, and less common.

05/10/2023 20:20:58

I'm not named Madeleine, but I'm writing a short story and the main character is called Madeleine :) I really like this name.

04/27/2023 07:18:30

I used to hate my name and wanted to change it to Zoe or Bridget... Even my closest friends spell my name wrong its a little bIt'sad lol in my grade there are 4 maddy's...(i shorten it to maddy) there are two maddie's and two maddy's confusing... but worth it. I wish it was one of a kind well atleast in my grade... My mum wanted to spell it madolyn. (mad-o-lyn) soudns alright but looks kinda dumb.. no offence. i like Madeleine its elegant and classy.

04/23/2023 02:30:16

my name is madeleine (spelt and pronounced the french way) and i HATE it when i get called MadeLINE (like the little french girl). i also hate that people automatically assume that they can call me Maddy, which i also despise (not on other people, just me). I'm Madeleine, or just Mad - thats it. Its funny how the name has grown in popularity - while in primary and high school, i was the only madeleine around, now I'm at university, there's madeleine's everywhere! I'm in a class with two othe's which is extremely odd!

04/11/2023 23:03:56

My name is madeleine. I hate it when people miss- spell it like the write madeline or madeline i hate people for short call me lynn or maddie but people write it like maddy it annoyes me!

03/22/2023 11:41:00

People always spell my name "Madeline" but it is really spelled, "Madalene." But I am over it now, I just came to accept that.

03/13/2023 01:40:58

My daughter is named Madeleine, but we pronounce it as "mad-e-line". I saw it in the baby book we had while I was pregnant. Are we the only ones who pronounce Madeleine that way❤️

03/02/2023 08:31:48

The graph must be acurate because I was born in 2002 and there are three other guys in my grade whith the name Zachary.

03/01/2023 08:43:30

All Madeleine's around the word are beautiful so be really proud the you answer to it. Madeleine is a awesome name rather then really weird names that'sound really strange. MAdeleine has many meanings but my favourtie is Goddess of Light! Enjoy the name Madeleine!

02/25/2023 03:02:22

I think Madeleine is the most beautiful name there is, befitting a beautiful girl who will grow up to be a beautiful woman.

02/21/2023 05:52:36

So my name is Madelaine. But I like Maddy. And yes, I spell it MadelAINE.. yeah.

02/07/2023 11:32:44

I spell it Madeline. I hate when people call me "Maddy", but when say Mada-LINE, I think its cute!

01/26/2023 00:22:00

i love the name madeleine, but i would pronounce it mad-a-lin. i don't like it when its pronounced mad-a-lane...

01/12/2023 06:37:24

My bff is named Madeleine. She pronounces it "Mad-a-lane". I call her Maddy or Fabby. : )

01/07/2023 01:43:14

My daughter's name is Madeleine Ava. My husband and I both loved the name as its elegant and timeless. She's also called Maddie alot by friends and family which suits her too!

01/04/2023 03:11:14

My name is Madeleine, and I absolutely love it. My mother told me when I was born, absolutely no one she knew had a baby girl named Madeleine, and now similar names are all the range. My name is always spelled wrong; people say It's Madeline, but my mother wanted the correct French way to spell it. I actually go by Maddy, but, again, lots of people miss-spell it. People think I'm Madison, Maddie, Mattie, Matty, Madelynn, Maddlyn, and lots of really inter'sting spellings. xD I love my name the way it is.

01/01/2023 12:00:04

I love this name with this spelling,If I ever have a girl I would like to name her Madeleine Lily,the'shortened name Maddie is beautiful also.

12/11/2022 20:12:38

Going to call my daughter Madeleine when she is born in two weeks. Great name, individual, and inter'sting.

11/21/2022 02:39:24

I used to be embarrassed because it was unusual and othe's were called Karen and Janice. I have to say it very clearly otherwise people hear Marlene, Marliyn, Natalie. I like Magalena but think my spelling and pronunciation Madeleine/ Mad - e- lane are best. It gets pronounced Madalyn, Madleen, Madaline - all horrible. I like that it has 3 lots of 3 letters. I don't like people I don't know getting chummy with Maddie/Mads - but friends may use Mad/Mads but it does not suit me. At least people tend to remember you.

11/15/2022 13:49:08

My name is Madeleine, and everyone says it is classy and elegant.It'suits all ages.

11/08/2022 13:25:14

Everyone says and spells it wrong. Always. So my parents have called me Maddie since i was little. People call me Madeleine (but they say it like Madeline) to try to wind me up. it works!

11/01/2022 23:53:46

My name is Madeleine Rose and I apsolutely love it. It has such an elegant feel to it. I know of 3 people who are named it. But they are my grandma, Madeleine Ann, my aunt, Madeleine Amelia, and my sisters new daughter, Quinn Madeleine, even'though It's the middle name.❤️

10/09/2022 23:05:28

My name is Madeline, and I'm glad that it is. The name Madeline gives a sort of happy sunny summery yellow feeling to any personality. If I had another name I don't think I would be as happy.

09/28/2022 05:15:06

My name is Madeleine. And i am sixteen. Growing up i did not like it. I often felt it was an old person name when i was a little Kid. At highschool I sometimes get Maddie. But i get Madz ALOT! My entire family calls me Madz, which i think is totally cute. Overall I think Madeleine is a great name, and to stereotypical...i love it now!

09/27/2022 16:19:14

I love it! It's the only girls name I would consider giving to my future daughter (if I ever have one!)

08/09/2022 13:53:42

Rhymes with "line". I have been harassed about this my whole life, but it is the only way to make the rhymes in the "Madeline" books work--and I was named after those. And yes the'spelling is different from the books, but my mother preferred the traditional French spelling... I do think this is the prettiest spelling... and I'm kind of sad that it is becoming such a common name.

07/09/2022 18:34:30

My name is Madeleine and i love having it as a name. i do however *hate* that people are so ignorant as to hear me pronounce it the correct way and then repeat it back to me wrong. I often force the issue by telling them it is said Mad-a-lane rather than Mad-a-lin or even worse Mad-a-line but they never listen. I also dont like that it is becoming more popular either, It's what makes us different and i love it.

07/09/2022 16:44:42

I had a daughter on 06/07 and named her Madaleine because I love the it. It means "one who is elevated, high tower" meaning someone who is strong. I beleive that one should always look at meanings of their names because I really helps the'self-esteem. The reason for choosing this name is because as my daughter grows I want her to look at the meaning and not get frustrated with people not pronouncing or spelling it correctly. I want for her to see that'she is a strong person and build a strong personality in her.

06/16/2022 10:35:42

I never met anyone else during my time at school with the'same name (I was born in 1991), but more recently i've heard it more often. Last summer at 2 separate events in London, 2 people told me that they also knew a Madeleine Fisher - so there are at least 2/3 of us with exactly the'same name that I know of - how random is that! I prefer when it is pronounced the French way, or a Madel-aine, but everyone says it like Madeline, which is a bit of a shame.

06/13/2022 07:33:54

My name is Madeleine, people almost always spell it wrong. They spell it Madeline. I do not know many other Madeleine's only babies.

05/01/2022 05:36:54

my name is madeleine. I am from England and I am 8 years old.Some people spell my name wrong but apart from that I like the name madeleine.

04/25/2022 10:32:06

i named my baby madeline on 29/06/07, and she isbeautiful. i love the name, very classic. i dont think it is that popular but i can see it becoming very popular, which is a shame beacuse i wanted her to have an old fashioned classic name. all my friends now choose thisname as one of thir choices where as 2 years ago it wouldnt have been a choice. but to all madelines out ther i still love it

01/13/2022 15:29:06

This happens to be my name'so I think no I know It's awsome se ya.

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12/14/2021 11:43:12

When people forget my name, they usually forget it by callnig me "josh" instead. It is a common experience i've had. I wonder why most people, if they forget my name, call me josh instead. It would be inter'sting to know if there is a reason for this.

11/28/2021 09:35:24

The only thing i've found to be a hassel with this name is that people tend to think it belongs to a girl.

11/09/2021 13:34:48

My two year old is named " Madeliene Rain" YES we spelled it different and I wasnt too happy at first but my husband was persistent about the'spelling---- people call her madeLINE constantly... all in all its a gorgeous name and is appropriate for all ages

10/23/2021 05:15:18

My daughter will be named Madeleine when she is born February 2020.

10/09/2021 15:30:54

my names madeleine, not to happy about it. many people pronounce it wrong or misspell it. and also people sometimes point out the 'mad' part of the gets pretty annoying.

09/28/2021 05:55:48

My name is Madeleine. I was born in 1982. Never came across anyone else that had the'same name when was I growing up, except for 80 yr old ladies. I pronounce it Mad-a-lane, but everyone always pronounced it wrong or just couldn't or wouldn't pronounce it right so when I went to college it was easier to just go by Maddie. Now that I am older, I appreciate the name more and think It's pretty

08/28/2021 04:12:18

People always say it "Mad-a-line", which is quite annoying; moreso when'they start singing the'song of that children's cartoon "Madeline". I love the name Madeline, its very unique and individual. I heart Mad-el-in.

08/25/2021 22:13:12

We are having a girl and really like this name, but we want to pronounce it Aaliiiiiyah! Having a hard time on trying to figure out if we should spell it the'same way or not.

08/09/2021 15:30:54

i love the name! i pernounce it Mada-lyn and its spelled madeleine. its a different name and my nickname is maddie. teache's and doctors all pernounce and spell my name wrong it never fails. im from the U.S. and im italian. its a hard name but nothing in life is ever easy so why not realize it young

07/12/2021 22:18:36

Madeleine is my name and i really like it...its a really old name and i like that I'm a little part of history, an magdaline 2..theoetically. Madeleine is the original spelling, and its wayyyyyyy cooler than madeline or madelyn or madeleen. my dutch friends call me madelaneh which i think is pretty funny, and in italian and spanish its said madelana or magdelana (my fav!!)

07/08/2021 04:51:00

do you know the meaning of this name please, my sister has just named her beautiful new baby girl Madeleine. Thankyou

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Madeleine FAQs

*️⃣ What is the origin of the name Madeleine?
The origin of the name Madeleine is French.
*️⃣ What is meaning of name Madeleine?
Woman From Magdala
*️⃣ How many people are named Madeleine?
Almost 41000 people are named Madeleine.
*️⃣ Which names are related to the name Madeleine?
The names of Miguel, Makayla, Mikayla, Mikaela, McKayla