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Gender: M Meaning of Madison: "son of Maud" Origin of Madison: English

Madison was at one time a strictly boys' presidential name, reaching as high as Number 311 at the end of the nineteenth century. That all changed in 1985 when it entered the girls' list, zooming up quickly until it reached the Number 2 spot, with more than 22,000 female babies given the name in 2001. As is so often the case, its use for boys has dropped precipitously.

Famous People Named Madison

Madison Kyle Bumgarner, American baseball player
Madison Smartt Bell, American novelist
Madison A. "Matty" Bell, American football coach
Madison Smith Hedgecock, American NFL football player
Madison Cawein, American poet
Madison Starke Perry, American politician; 4th Governor of Florida
Madison Alexander Cooper, Jr., American novelist and businessman
Madison Grant, American lawyer and eugenicist
Madison Hildebrand, American realtor
Madison Hughes, American rugby player
Madison Percy Jones, American novelist
James Madison, 4th President of the United States

Pop Culture References for the name Madison

Madison Twatter, minor character on TV's "Skins"
Madison Jeffries, mutant character in Marvel's "Alpha Flight" comics
Billy Madison, main character in film "Billy Madison"