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Gender: F Meaning of Madison: "son of Maud" Origin of Madison: English Madison's Popularity in 2013: #9

Since we wrote a book called Beyond Jennifer & Jason, Madison & Montana, encouraging parents to move beyond overused names, it's no secret what we think of this trendy surname name (currently Number 9), inspired by a mermaid named Madison (she took it from a New York street sign) in the eighties movie Splash.

Though Madison has long ago lost any muscle for boys, it's the most successful of the unisex-feel, surname-y, place name names that have risen through the ranks over the past few decades, names like London and Paris, Camden and Jordan that have climbed to prominence.

Some parents like Madison for its upscale feel while others want a fresh way to get to the nickname Maddy. Still others have moved on to similar choices Addison and Madelyn. While those names may continue to rise, Madison is one of the Top 10 names that's definitely on a downward trend.

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Famous People Named Madison

Madison Michelle Pettis, American actress
Madison De La Garza, American actress
Madison Carabello, American actress (Miranda Carabello's twin)
Madison Hubbell, American ice dancer
Madison Elizabeth McMahon, daughter of actor Julian McMahon
Madison Justice, sister of American actress Victoria Justice
Madison Brown, daughter of Kody & Jenelle Brown
James Madison, 4th President of the US, "father of the Bill of Rights"
Sadie Madison (b. 2006), daughter of Jacqueline Titone and Adam Sandler
Madison McLaughlin, American actress.
Madison Nicole "Maddie" Ziegler, American dancer on 'Dance Moms' and star of Sia's music videos, Actress

Pop Culture References for the Name Madison

Madison, self-named mermaid in Splash
Madison North (Beardsley), character from "All My Children"
Madison Banks, character in "Red"
Madison Sinclair, minor Veronica Mars character
Madison the Magic Show Fairy, "Rainbow Magic" book series
Madison Montgomery, character on American Horror Story: Coven portrayed by Emma Roberts
Madison 'Maddie' Rooney, from the Disney show Liv and Maddie
Madison Rocca - Blue Ranger in Power Rangers Mystic Force. Sister to Pink Ranger, Vida, of the same team.

Maddison, Madisen, Madisson, Madisyn, Madsen, Madyson, Mattison

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