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Gender: F Meaning of Madeline: "high tower or woman from Magdala" Origin of Madeline: English variation of Magdalen Madeline's Popularity in 2015: #90

This lovely name with a soft and delicate image is an old-fashioned favorite that returned to favor in the 1990's, combining a classic pedigree with a cute nickname option: Maddy.

Madeline has been found frequently in literature, from the poems of Keats and Tennyson to Dickens' Nicholas Nickleby to the charming and much loved children's books of Ludwig Bemelmans starring the sprightly French schoolgirl.

The name can be found in several spellings, including the French Madeleine and the non-classic Madelyn and Madalyn.

Never off the Social Security list, Madeline entered the Top 100 in 1994, peaking at Number 50 in 1998.

Famous People Named Madeline

Madeline "Maddy" Aaronson, daughter of Julianne Aaronson
(Marissa) Madeline Carroll, American actress
Madeline Rose Zima, American actress
Madeline Gail Kahn, American actress
Madeline Brewer, American actress
Madeline Manning, American Olympic runner
Madeline Bell, American soul singer
Madeline Elizabeth Duggan, English actress
Madeline Sylvia Montalban, English astrologer
Sunny Madeline Sandler, daughter of actor Adam Sandler
Madeline "Maya" Dirado, American swimmer

Pop Culture References for the name Madeline

Madeline, character in the "Madeline" children's books, TV show, and movie.
Madeline Basset, character in P. G. Wodehouse's Jeeves series.
Madeline Swann, character in "Spectre" (2015) movie.