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Gender: F Meaning of Madelyn: "woman from Magdala or high tower" Origin of Madelyn: Variation of Madeline Madelyn's Popularity in 2014: #59

Madelyn's the most popular current spelling of this stylish name -- Madeline is the second most used -- but we prefer the least popular and most authentic French version, Madeleine. The advantage of Madelyn: It does clarify pronunciation and may be the best choice if you definitely want that last syllable pronounced as "lynn". Madelyn is the 144th most often looked at girls' name on Nameberry.

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Famous People Named Madelyn

Madelyn Pugh, American TV writer
Madelyn Dunham, grandmother of U.S. President Barack Obama
Madelyn Clare, American silent film actress
Madelyn Fernstrom, American physician and journalist
Madelyn Vega, Puerto Rican journalist and attorney

Pop Culture References for the name Madelyn

Madelyn "Maddie" Hayes, character in the TV series "Moonlighting"
Madelyne Pryor, character in the "X-Men" comics
Madelyn Spaulding, character in animated series "Static Shock"
Madelyn Damon, daughter of American baseball player Johnny Damon
Madelyn Kate "Mady" Gosselin, daughter of Jon & Kate Gosselin
Madelyn Skyler Tee, daughter of Brian Tee & Mirelly Taylor