Madeline

First Name
182k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
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in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Madeline

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

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  1. A female given name, anglicized from Madeleine, the French form of Magdalene.

Notable Persons Named Madeline

Madeline Kahn was an actress, singer, comedian, and actor. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1964 to 1999. Madeline was given the name Madeline Gail Wolfson on September 29th, 1942 in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. She breathed her last breath on December 3rd, 1999.

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Madeleine Stowe is an actress. Her ongoing career started in 1978. Madeleine was given the name Madeline Marie Stowe on August 18th, 1958 in Los Angeles, California, U.S.

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Madeline Brewer is an actress. Her ongoing career started in 2013. Madeline was born on May 1st, 1992 in Pitman, New Jersey, U.S.

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Madeline Zima is an actor and actress. She was most prominent from 1992 to present. Madeline was born on September 16th, 1985 in New Haven, Connecticut, U.S.

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Madeline Carroll is an actress. She has been prominent since 2003. Madeline was given the name Marissa Madeline Carroll on March 18th, 1996 in Los Angeles, California, U.S.

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Madeline Smith is an actor and actress. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1967 to 2011. Madeline was born on August 2nd, 1949 in Hartfield.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Madeline

Madeline is a folk music musician. She was most active from 2000 to 2000. Madeline was given the name Madeline Adams .

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Aurélien Madeline is an athlete for the La Vitréenne FC.

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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 1,746 1,746 0
1919 1,659 1,659 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 660 660 0
1953 636 636 0
1954 587 587 0
1955 609 603 6
1956 565 565 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 262 262 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 4,826 4,817 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 3,159 3,159 0 #96 girl name
2013 3,369 3,369 0 #90 girl name
2014 3,433 3,433 0 #89 girl name
2015 3,327 3,327 0 #90 girl name
2016 3,262 3,257 5 #91 girl name

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Popularity of Madeline as a first name

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Popularity of Madeline as a last name

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Common last names for Madeline

  • Smith
  • Miller
  • Johnson
  • Brown
  • Jones
  • Williams
  • Davis
  • Martin
  • Wilson
  • Anderson
  • Murphy
  • White
  • Clark
  • Moore
  • Taylor
  • Thomas
  • Thompson
  • Harris
  • Allen
  • Baker

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Madeline U.S.
  White 91.98% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 4.64% 16.26%

Of Last Name Madeline

People with the last name Madeline are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Madeline

  • How Popular is the name Madeline? Madeline is the 398th most popular name of all time. In 2016 Madeline was the 91st most popular name. As a last name Madeline was the 80,131st most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Madeline have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 181,803 babies born with the first name Madeline in the United States. That's more than enough people named Madeline to occupy the country of Sao Tome and Principe with an estimated population of 172,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Madeline? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 22 new born babies.
  • When was Madeline first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Madeline is Saturday, June 6th, 1868.
  • What year had the most people named Madeline born? The highest recorded use of the first name Madeline was in 1998 with a total of 5,868 babies. That's a lot of babies named Madeline!
  • Random Madeline Factoid: According to the 2000 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Madeline ranks 60th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Arkansas. Imagine that, 46 babies in Arkansas have the same name as you in 2000.
  • Weird things about the name Madeline: Your name in reverse order is Eniledam. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ldeniaem. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Madeline? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 237 people with the last name Madeline.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Madeline? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Madeline as their last name since less than 1 person in 1.3m people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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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).
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