Gender: Female Meaning of Madelyn: "woman from Magdala or high tower" Origin of Madelyn: Variation of Madeline Madelyn's Popularity in 2019: #72

Madelyn Origin and Meaning

The name Madelyn is a girl's name of French origin meaning "woman from Magdala or high tower".

Madelyn is the most popular current spelling of this stylish name -- Madeline is the second most used -- but we prefer the least popular and most authentic French version, Madeleine. The advantage of Madelyn: It does clarify pronunciation and may be the best choice if you definitely want that last syllable pronounced as "lynn".

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Rank in US: #72

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Nicole Says:


Love the name Madelyn!!! It is the most straightforward spelling and I think the lyn sound at the end is prettier than the line sound. Madeleine is just too confusing. My friend's sister named her daughter Madeleine and no one says it right. We decided to name our daughter Madelyn and call her Maddie for short! We are constantly getting compliments on how beautiful her name is and how they love the lyn spelling at the end! No one has mispronounced her name yet. I am so glad we decided on this spelling for our baby girl!

paulapuddephatt Says:


I tend to slightly prefer Madeleine, but this is the best alternative spelling, for me. I don't like Madeline because there appears to be confusion about whether you pronounce it in the same way or with the "line" sound at the end (as per Caroline, etc). It's a stunningly beautiful name, and I love Maddie.

Thepandaprincess223 Says:


I can't believe this is popular than the classic beautiful French Madeleine!

Caroline Says:


I like Madeleine much better!