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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Madden

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
verb Mad"den
  1. To make mad; to drive to madness; to drive to insanity; to craze.
  2. To make very angry; to enrage; to excite violently with passion.
verb Mad"den
To become mad; to act as if mad.
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  1. Make mad ("His behavior is maddening")
  2. Drive up the wall; go on someone's nerves
  3. Cause to go crazy; cause to lose one's mind
  1. A surname​.

Notable Persons Named Madden

Madden was born on November 11th, 1985.




Notable Persons With the Last Name Madden

Richard Madden is an actor. He has been prominent since 1999. Richard was born on June 18th, 1986 in Elderslie.


Benji Madden is a pop punk, folk rock, alternative rock, and pop rock musician. He plays Guitar, Bass guitar, Piano, OLP Guitars, Gretsch, Music Man (company), and Vocals. His ongoing career started in 1995. Benji was born on March 11th, 1979 in Waldorf, Maryland, US.


Joel Madden is a pop punk, punk rock, alternative rock, and pop rock musician. He plays Piano, Guitar, Keyboard instrument, and Vocals. He was most prominent from 1995 to present. Joel was given the name Joel Rueben Combs on March 11th, 1979.


John Madden is an athlete. John was born on April 10th, 1936 in Austin, Minnesota, U.S.


Steve Madden is a fashion designer. Steve was born in Far Rockaway, Queens.


Dave Madden was an actor. He was most prominent from 1962 to 2008. Dave was given the name David Joseph Madden on December 17th, 1931 in Sarnia, Ontario, Canada. He died on January 16th, 2014.


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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1997 14 8 6
1998 5 0 5
1999 5 5 0
2000 22 10 12
2001 18 9 9
2002 31 18 13
2003 53 25 28
2004 67 23 44
2005 123 26 97
2006 235 55 180
2007 320 54 266
2008 475 76 399
2009 534 73 461
2010 471 58 413
2011 532 62 470
2012 538 67 471
2013 465 56 409
2014 471 55 416
2015 480 42 438
2016 427 51 376
2017 396 44 352

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Popularity of Madden as a first name

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Popularity of Madden as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Madden U.S.
  White 84.48% 64.26%
  African American 10.47% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.68% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.46% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.77% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.14% 16.26%

Of Last Name Madden

People with the last name Madden are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Madden

  • How Popular is the name Madden? Madden is the 3,482nd most popular name of all time. As a last name Madden was the 982nd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Madden have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 5,682 babies born with the first name Madden in the United States. That's more than enough people named Madden to occupy the territory of Montserrat (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 4,922 (as of May 12, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Madden? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1997 when it was given as a first name to 14 new born babies.
  • When was Madden first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Madden is Friday, December 28th, 1883.
  • What year had the most people named Madden born? The highest recorded use of the first name Madden was in 2012 with a total of 471 babies.
  • Random Madden Factoid: According to the 2014 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Madden is not a popular baby boy's name in Illinois. Imagine that, only 11 babies in Illinois have the same name as you in 2014.
  • Weird things about the name Madden: Your name in reverse order is Neddam. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ndmead. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Madden? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 35,438 people with the last name Madden.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Madden? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 12 of them will have Madden as their last name.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.