"son of Matthew"

Madison Origin and Meaning

The name Madison is a boy's name of English origin meaning "son of Matthew".

Madison was at one time a strictly boys' presidential name, reaching as high as Number 311 at the end of the nineteenth century. That all changed in 1985 when it entered the girls' list, zooming up quickly until it reached the Number 2 spot, with more than 22,000 female babies given the name in 2001. As is so often the case, its use for boys has dropped precipitously.

# 855 in the US

Madison Rank in US Top 1000

# 3438 on Nameberry

Madison Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Famous People Named Madison

  • Madison Kyle BumgarnerAmerican baseball player
  • Madison Smartt BellAmerican novelist
  • Madison A. "Matty" BellAmerican football coach
  • Madison Smith HedgecockAmerican NFL football player
  • Madison CaweinAmerican poet
  • Madison Starke PerryAmerican politician; 4th Governor of Florida
  • Madison Alexander CooperJr., American novelist and businessman
  • Madison GrantAmerican lawyer and eugenicist
  • Madison HildebrandAmerican realtor
  • Madison HughesAmerican rugby player
  • Madison Percy JonesAmerican novelist
  • James Madison4th President of the United States
  • Madison Bumgarnerstarting pitcher for the San Fracisco Giants
  • Madison Cawthornethe youngest member to win the republican primary for North Carolina

Madison in Pop Culture

  • Madison Twatterminor character on TV's "Skins"
  • Madison Jeffriesmutant character in Marvel's "Alpha Flight" comics
  • Billy Madisonmain character in film "Billy Madison"

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