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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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Famous People Named Maddie

Madison Nicole "Maddie" Ziegler, American dancer and reality TV personality ("Dance Moms")
Madelaine "Maddie" Hasson, American actress
Madeleine Joan "Maddie" Blaustein, American voice actress
Maddison Michelle "Maddie" Bowman, American Olympic skier
Madeleine "Maddie" Corman, American actress
Madison Kay "Maddie" Marlow, American country music singer of duo Maddie & Tae
Maddie Briann Aldridge, daughter of singer/actress Jamie Lynn Spears; niece of singer Britney Spears

Pop Culture References for the name Maddie

Madeline "Maddie" Coleman, character on American soap "As the World Turns"
Maddie Fitzpatrick, character on TV's "The Suite Life of Zack and Cody"
Madelyn "Maddie" Hayes, character on TV's "Moonlighting"
Madison "Maddie" Rooney, character on TV's "Liv and Maddie"
Maddie Conrad, character on TV's "Nashville"
Maddie Fenton, mother of the title character on TV's "Danny Phantom"
Madison "Maddie" Morrison, character on British soap "Hollyoaks"
Madeline "Maddie" Parker, character on British soap "Hollyoaks"
Maddie Harrington, character on TV's "Ally McBeal"
Maddie Graham, lead character on TV's "Recovery Road"
Madeline Ivy "Maddie" Heath, character on British soap "Coronation Street"
Maddie Bosch, daughter in the Harry Bosch novels by Michael Connelly
MadelineMaddieWarner, character in Dynamo 5 comics
Maddie Jonson, lead character in Bravo's "Imposters"


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.