Gender: Female Pronunciation: Mad-el-eef Meaning of Madelief: "daisy" Origin of Madelief: Dutch, '"daisy"

Madelief Origin and Meaning

The name Madelief is a girl's name of Dutch origin meaning "daisy".

Madelief is an uncommon name but not unheard of in the Netherlands, where 123 girls were called Madelief in one recent year. With its soft sounds and similarities to all those "Madeleine" type names as well as names ending in "eef/eev" sounds (Aoife, Eve, Genevieve), Madelief has potential in English-speaking countries to be a fresh and pleasant change from Daisy, Margaret and Madeleine.

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caetano Says:


you can go by Delia, Ellie, Mimi, Effie, Evie, Eva, Ella, Dellie, Leaf, Efa, heck even Daisy or Adele. So many options.
I know a Madelief Winter who loves her name.

LaurenDH Says:


I love this so much. It just occurred to me that Madelief Catherine would be a beautiful combination. The only thing is that I really don't like "Maddie", and there's not really any other usable nicknames. (Leafy is the name of a YouTuber whom I've only heard bad things about.) But it's not really up to me when it comes to what nickname my future child wishes to go by, so this is still on the list. ^_^

Fluffykitten101 Says:


I didn't realize that it was a legitimate name! Madelieve is gorgeous. :)

kmdharrington Says:


I saw someone suggest Madelieve in the forums today. She said that she found it in an old poem.

Fluffykitten101 Says:


I think maybe if it could be pronounced a bit more like Genevieve: Mad-uh-leave or something, then you could get the nickname Evie! Other cute nicknames could be Mimi, Efa, Adele, Ellie and Daisy.

RoddyThlayli Says:


Madelief Winter is a beautiful name.

caetano Says:


I know a Madelief Winter, a toddler

EW314 Says:


Such a light, fresh, beautiful name! I'd use this in the middle as a striking alternative to Madeleine; it goes really well with a lot of names because its "-eef" ending is so unusual.

Actress Joanna Page has a daughter named Eva Madelief - I think that's a gorgeous combo!

caetano Says:



Paige_Mackenzie Says:


This name is so gorgeous!

kpearl8 Says:


wow ~*o*~

CupcakeGirl13 Says:


In love with this name. Reminds me of fresh sweet smelling grass. Or a dewdrop on a leaf :)

vintageisfave Says:


SO CUTE AHH. But I can't imagine this on an adult...

felicityf Says:


Very cute name. "Lief" also means sweet in Dutch.

samanthar911 Says:


I have a friend named Madelief from Holland! I absolutly love the name.