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Gender: Female Meaning of Madrigal: "song for unaccompanied voices" Origin of Madrigal: Latin

The name Madrigal is a girl's name of Latin origin meaning "song for unaccompanied voices". Madrigal and is often added to lists like Musical Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Quick Question Thread?!".

From the experts:

Madrigal might be a pretty and highly distinctive choice for a child of a musical family--or for the parent looking for a less conventional path to the nickname Maddie than Madeline or Madison . Definitely more striking than Cadence or even the increasingly popular Aria.

The word madrigal refers both to a medieval short lyrical poem and a form of vocal chamber music that originated in the Italian Renaissance. And on a compoletely different note, you may have heard it on the TV show Breaking Bad as the name of an industrial conglomerate.

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Famous People Named Madrigal

Alessandro Madrigal, Daily Show correspondent
Thelma Madrigal, Mexican actress

Pop Culture References for the name Madrigal

Madrigal, 'poetaster, and jeerer' in Ben Jonson's play 'The Staple of News' (1631)
Madrigal, protagonist in Laini Taylor's 'Daughter of Smoke and Bone' novels
Miss Madrigal, 'companion-governess with a past' in Enid Bagnold's 1955 play 'The Chalk Garden'
Anna Madrigal, character in Armistead Maupin's 'Tales of the City' (1978), et seq
Madrigal branch of the Cahill family in the children's book series 'The 39 Clues' derived from the name of ancestress, Madeleine.
Madrigal, one of the main characters in Caroline B. Cooney's young adult novel 'Twins' (1997).
Queen Madrigal of Antiva, background character in the role-playing video game series Dragon Age.