"song for unaccompanied voices"

Madrigal Origin and Meaning

The name Madrigal is girl's name of Latin origin meaning "song for unaccompanied voices".
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 MadrigalDaily Show correspondent
  • Thelma MadrigalMexican actress

Madrigal in Pop Culture

  • Madrigal'poetaster, and jeerer' in Ben Jonson's play 'The Staple of News' (1631)
  • Madrigalprotagonist 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 Madrigalcharacter 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 ancestressMadeleine.
  • Madrigalone of the main characters in Caroline B. Cooney's young adult novel 'Twins' (1997).
  • Queen Madrigal of Antivabackground character in the role,playing video game series Dragon Age.