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Gender: Female Meaning of Madeleine: "woman from Magdala or high tower" Origin of Madeleine: French variation of Magdalen Madeleine's Popularity in 2017: #368

The name Madeleine is a girl's name of French origin meaning "woman from Magdala or high tower". Madeleine is ranked #368 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Yupster Baby Names for Girls and discussed in our forums with posts like "Girls Makeover - Two Middles".

From the experts:

Madeleine is the French spelling preferred by parents who like to put the proper point on things, though the one used by the little girl who lives in the old house in Paris all covered in vines is Madeline.

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Famous People Named Madeleine

Madeleine M. Stowe, American actress
Madeleine Albright (born Marie Jana Korbel), American politician
Madeleine L'Engle, American children's novelist
Madeleine Peyroux, American jazz singer
Madeleine Therese Amelie Josephine, Princess of Sweden
Madeleine Polland, Irish novelist
(Edith) Madeleine Carroll, English actress
Madeleine Mary Zeien Bordallo, U.S. Delegate from Guam
Madeleine de Scudery, French novelist
Madeleine May Kunin, American politician, 77th governor of Vermont
Madeleine (Talmage Force) Astor, Titanic survivor and widow of American millionaire John Jacob Astor IV
Madeleine Béjart, French actress and director
Madeleine de Roybon d'Allonne, early settler in New France, Canada
Madeleine d'Arsant de Puisieux, French feminist author
Madeleine Vionnet, French fashion designer who invented the bias cut
Madeleine Mantock, English actress
Madeleine Grace "Maddy" McGraw, American child actress
Madeleine Beth McCann, English girl who went missing in Portugal in 2007
Madeleine Pizzarelli, daughter of singers John Pizzarelli and Jessica Molaskey
Madeleine Daly (b. 1995), daughter of actress Madeleine Potter
Madeleine Barbara Rhys (b. 2006), daughter of actor Paul Rhys and Katherine Fugate
Madeleine Colbert, daughter of comedian Stephen Colbert

Pop Culture References for the name Madeleine

Madeleine Cahill, character in "39 Clues: Cahills vs. Vespers"
Madeleine Forestier, character in "Bel Ami" by Guy de Maupassant
Madeleine "Maddy" Osborne, character in Australian soap "Home And Away"
Madeleine Smith, main character in 1950 movie "Madeleine"
Madeleine Elster, character in Alfred Hitchcock's "Vertigo"
"Madeleine: One of Love's Jansenists," novel by Hope Mirrlees
Madeleine Gotto, character on animated series "Mona the Vampire"
Madeleine Hanna, main character in "The Marriage Plot" by Jeffrey Eugenides
"Madeleine", song by the Backstreet Boys
"Madeleine," operetta by Victor Herbert
Madeleine, a small French sponge cake
Madeleine, character in Richard Strauss' opera "Capriccio"
Madeleine "Maddie" Masterson, one of the children from the "School of Fear" trilogy by Gitty Daneshvari
Madeleine Tully, main character in "The Colours of Madeleine" trilogy by Jaclyn Moriarty
Madeleine, song by the band Blossoms
Madeleine Spencer, character on TV's Psych