The name Madden is a boy's name of Irish origin meaning "little dog". Madden is ranked #673 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Boy Names Dads Like More Than Moms and discussed in our forums with posts like "Gender Bender Makeover Game".
From the experts:
Madden is an Irish surname relative of Madigan rising through the charts thanks to its trendy two-syllable, -en ending sound along with its appeal to Madden Football video game-playing dads. John Madden is a former pro football player who went on to coach the Oakland Raiders and become a popular NFL commentator. Madden is also the surname of groovy Nicole Richie baby daddy Joel Madden. Hundreds of little boys were named Madden in 2016, most of them by their fathers.