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Gender: Male Meaning of Madden: "little dog" Origin of Madden: Irish Madden's Popularity in 2017: #698

The name Madden is a boy's name of Irish origin meaning "little dog". Madden is ranked #698 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 "Love, Like, Lose: Alphabetical".

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.

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Famous People Named Madden

Madden, stage name of Marius Njølstad, Norwegian singer-songwriter
Joel and Benji Madden, twin brothers of the band Good Charlotte
John Madden, former professional football player turned coach and commentator
Steve Madden, footwear designer

Pop Culture References for the name Madden

Madden, football video game named for John Madden
Dr. Madden, character in the musical "Next to Normal"