Variation of Madeline
"woman from Magdala or high tower"

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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Famous People Named Madelyn

  • Madelyn PughAmerican TV writer
  • Madelyn Dunhamgrandmother of U.S. President Barack Obama
  • Madelyn ClareAmerican silent film actress
  • Madelyn FernstromAmerican physician and journalist
  • Madelyn VegaPuerto Rican journalist and attorney
  • Madelyn "Maddie" DeutchAmerican actress; daughter of actress Lea Thompson and director Howard Deutch; sister of actress Zoey Deutch
  • Madelyn ClineAmerican actress
  • Madelyn Kate "Mady" Gosselindaughter of reality TV's Jon and Kate Gosselin
  • Madelyn Skyler Teedaughter 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 Damondaughter of baseball player Johnny Damon

Madelyn in Pop Culture

  • Madelyn "Maddie" Hayescharacter in the TV series "Moonlighting"
  • Madelyne Pryorcharacter in the "X,Men" comics
  • Madelyn Spauldingcharacter in animated series "Static Shock"
  • Madelyn "Maddie" Fynncharacter in the novel "When" by Victoria Laurie