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179k
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since 1880

Madeline

  • Gender: Girl
  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: Woman of Magdala
  • #399 All Time
  • #90 in 2015
Girls
Boys
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79k Madelyn (English)
38k Madeleine (French)
3k Madelaine (Latin)
< 1k Madelina (Spanish)

How popular is the baby name Madeline in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 22 22 0
1881 14 14 0
1882 29 29 0
1883 31 31 0
1884 51 51 0
1885 41 41 0
1886 45 45 0
1887 53 53 0
1888 80 80 0
1889 88 88 0
1890 96 96 0
1891 125 125 0
1892 158 158 0
1893 190 190 0
1894 214 214 0
1895 237 237 0
1896 279 279 0
1897 290 290 0
1898 337 337 0
1899 316 316 0
1900 389 389 0
1901 341 341 0
1902 355 355 0
1903 400 400 0
1904 393 393 0
1905 411 411 0
1906 418 418 0
1907 449 449 0
1908 457 457 0
1909 466 466 0
1910 560 560 0
1911 628 628 0
1912 942 942 0
1913 1,084 1,084 0
1914 1,381 1,381 0
1915 1,670 1,670 0
1916 1,644 1,644 0
1917 1,728 1,728 0
1918 1,745 1,745 0
1919 1,660 1,660 0
1920 1,780 1,780 0
1921 1,841 1,836 5
1922 1,731 1,731 0
1923 1,756 1,756 0
1924 1,745 1,745 0
1925 1,513 1,506 7
1926 1,397 1,397 0
1927 1,382 1,374 8
1928 1,251 1,251 0
1929 1,187 1,180 7
1930 1,153 1,144 9
1931 924 924 0
1932 900 900 0
1933 827 822 5
1934 794 794 0
1935 714 714 0
1936 727 727 0
1937 754 754 0
1938 847 847 0
1939 888 888 0
1940 877 872 5
1941 947 942 5
1942 1,262 1,253 9
1943 1,107 1,107 0
1944 912 907 5
1945 781 781 0
1946 926 926 0
1947 972 972 0
1948 939 939 0
1949 901 901 0
1950 759 759 0
1951 748 748 0
1952 661 661 0
1953 635 635 0
1954 587 587 0
1955 610 604 6
1956 564 564 0
1957 514 514 0
1958 587 587 0
1959 613 608 5
1960 573 573 0
1961 569 569 0
1962 581 581 0
1963 513 513 0
1964 531 526 5
1965 464 464 0
1966 425 425 0
1967 405 405 0
1968 360 360 0
1969 359 359 0
1970 353 353 0
1971 315 315 0
1972 271 271 0
1973 312 312 0
1974 262 262 0
1975 271 271 0
1976 254 254 0
1977 244 244 0
1978 225 225 0
1979 234 234 0
1980 232 232 0
1981 257 257 0
1982 260 260 0
1983 265 265 0
1984 285 285 0
1985 382 382 0
1986 853 853 0
1987 875 875 0
1988 925 918 7
1989 1,183 1,167 16
1990 1,500 1,492 8
1991 1,980 1,980 0
1992 2,270 2,270 0
1993 2,614 2,608 6
1994 3,516 3,516 0 #92 girl name
1995 4,442 4,431 11 #79 girl name
1996 4,918 4,911 7 #67 girl name
1997 5,313 5,313 0 #59 girl name
1998 5,868 5,868 0 #50 girl name
1999 4,576 4,571 5 #70 girl name
2000 5,379 5,370 9 #56 girl name
2001 5,226 5,221 5 #56 girl name
2002 5,119 5,113 6 #56 girl name
2003 4,988 4,974 14 #61 girl name
2004 4,781 4,764 17 #63 girl name
2005 4,537 4,528 9 #70 girl name
2006 4,483 4,476 7 #71 girl name
2007 4,707 4,702 5 #61 girl name
2008 4,825 4,816 9 #56 girl name
2009 4,299 4,299 0 #64 girl name
2010 3,609 3,602 7 #77 girl name
2011 3,432 3,426 6 #85 girl name
2012 3,158 3,158 0 #96 girl name
2013 3,368 3,368 0 #90 girl name
2014 3,429 3,429 0 #89 girl name
2015 3,305 3,305 0 #90 girl name

Want to know about the popularity of the Madeline baby name? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 178,510 babies born with the name Madeline in the United States. That's more than enough Madelines to occupy the country of Sao Tome and Principe with an estimated population of 172,000 (as of July 1, 2012). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given to 22 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Madeline" was in 1998 with a total of 5,868 babies. (That's a lot of baby Madelines)

According to the 1934 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Madeline" ranks #96 in popularity as a baby girl's name in Maine. Imagine that, 18 babies in Maine have the same name as you in 1934. Across the entire United States a total of 794 babies also bear the same first name during the same year.

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Madeline" mean? The list below shows the origins of Madeline as well as things modernly associated with the name Madeline such as celebrities named Madeline.

Origin and Meaning of Madeline

The name "Madeline" is of English origin, and it means "Woman of Magdala". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Madeline Zima

Madeline Zima is an actress with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1992 to present. Madeline was born in 1985 in New Haven, Connecticut, U.S.

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Madeline Kahn

Madeline Kahn is an actress, singer, and comedian with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1964 to 1999. Madeline was born in 1942 as Madeline Gail Wolfson in Boston, Massachusetts.

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Madeleine Stowe

Madeleine Stowe is an actress with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1978 to present. Madeleine was born in 1958 as Madeline M. Stowe in Los Angeles, California, U.S.

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Madeline Smith

Madeline Smith is an actress with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1967 to 2011. Madeline was born in 1949 in Hartfield, Sussex, England, UK.

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Other Inspirations for the Name Madeline

Madeline Brewer
Madeline Carroll
Madeline Stuart
Madeline Blue
Madeline Island
Madeline Jane Dee

Alternative Meanings

M is for mirth, your laughter.

A is for admirable, you certainly are!

D is for dashing, the romantic you!

E is for expressive, not one to hold within.

L is for look, the way you look at life.

I is for inspire, others seek your guidance.

N is for natural, the genuine side of you.

E is for elegant, born within you.

Your name in reverse order is "Eniledam". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Aeeldnmi". How do you pronounce that?

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

Past life for Madeline born Jun 21, 1991

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Southern Australia approximately on 1125. Your profession was digger and undertaker.

You were a person with huge energy, good in planning and supervising. If you were just a garbage-man, you were chief garbage-man. Your lesson - to learn humility and faith in spiritual principles. You should believe in High Reason.

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