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Gender: Female Meaning of Madelyn: "woman from Magdala or high tower" Origin of Madelyn: Variation of Madeline Madelyn's Popularity in 2017: #63

The name Madelyn is a girl's name of French origin meaning "woman from Magdala or high tower". Madelyn is ranked #63 on our popularity charts and is often added to user-created lists like Old-Fashioned, Vintage, Retro, Classic, Eclectic, Unusual and Uncommon Names for Girls and discussed in our forums with posts like "Baby a Day".

From the experts:

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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Famous People Named Madelyn

Madelyn Pugh, American TV writer
Madelyn Dunham, grandmother of U.S. President Barack Obama
Madelyn Clare, American silent film actress
Madelyn Fernstrom, American physician and journalist
Madelyn Vega, Puerto Rican journalist and attorney
Madelyn "Maddie" Deutch, American actress; daughter of actress Lea Thompson and director Howard Deutch; sister of actress Zoey Deutch

Pop Culture References for the name Madelyn

Madelyn "Maddie" Hayes, character in the TV series "Moonlighting"
Madelyne Pryor, character in the "X-Men" comics
Madelyn Spaulding, character in animated series "Static Shock"
Madelyn "Maddie" Fynn, character in the novel "When" by Victoria Laurie
Madelyn Kate "Mady" Gosselin, daughter of reality TV's Jon and Kate Gosselin
Madelyn Skyler Tee, daughter of actor Brian Tee & Mirelly Taylor
Madelyn Grace Sharp (b. 2011), daughter of ice hockey player Patrick Sharp
Madelyn Christina Fitzgerald (b. 2013), daughter of ice dancers Naomi Lang and Mark Fitzgerald
Madelyn Lee (b. 2015), late daughter of NFL player Andy Lee
Madelyn Damon, daughter of baseball player Johnny Damon