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Gender: Female Origin of Maddie: Diminutive of Madeline or Madison

The name Maddie is a girl's name . Maddie and is often added to lists like Cool Cowgirl Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Girls Makeover - Two Middles".

From the experts:

Britney Spears' little sister Jamie Lynn was one of the first to put this nickname on the birth certificate. Cute for a child, but we recommend giving her the option of the full name for later use.

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paulapuddephatt Says:


I love Maddie as a nickname, but don't personally feel that it works well as a full name. I adore Madeleine or Madelyn.

Miri Says:


Nope. I like the name Madeline, but an unpleasant girl I met named Maddie has ruined it for me.

jaaronson Says:


My daughter, Madeline, goes by Maddie and it is very cute. I also chose to name Maddie's twin sister Alex after Alex Morgan.

EvaThyssen Says:



I can't help it.

EW314 Says:


I think it's fine as a nickname, but it's too cutesy for a formal name. I dislike Madison (and Madisyn, Maddsen, Madecyn, etc. etc.), but Madeline, Madeleine, or even Madelief are all lovely options for a longer formal name.