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 lists like Girl Names Ending in Lyn and discussed in our forums with posts like "Drop Your Least Favorite - B/G Twins with middles".
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".