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Popularity
179k
in the U.S.
since 1880

Madeline

Girls
Boys
Similar Names
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

Fun Facts about the name Madeline

  • How many people with the first name Madeline have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 178,510 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 2002 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Madeline ranks 42nd in popularity as a baby girl's name in New Hampshire. Imagine that, 30 babies in New Hampshire have the same name as you in 2002.
  • 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 Ademlien. How do you pronounce that?
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Popularity of Madeline as a first 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

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.

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

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

Mis for munificent, for you are extremely liberal in giving.

Ais for attractive, inside and out

Dis for delight, a surprise from within.

Eis for explorer, always ready for the next journey

Lis for little, the little things you do.

Iis for inspire, others seek your guidance.

Nis for nurturing, to all that need help

Eis for electric, a sparkling trait!

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