Madison

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373k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
28k
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Madison

"Madison" is a name of English origin, and it means "Son of Matthew". It's a name commonly given to girls.

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  1. Capital of the state of Wisconsin; located in the southern part of state; site of the main branch of the University of Wisconsin
  2. 4th President of the United States; member of the Continental Congress and rapporteur at the Constitutional Convention in 1776; helped frame the Bill of Rights (1751-1836)
Wiktionary

A matronymic surname "son of Madde", which is a medieval diminutive of Maud or Magdalene.

  1. The capital city of Wisconsin State in the united States of America.
  2. A city in Alabama State.
  3. A city in Arkansas State.
  4. A town in Connecticut.
  5. A city in Florida State.
  6. A city/town in Georgia State.
  7. A city in Illinois State.
  8. A city in Indiana State.
  9. A city/town in Kansas State.
  10. A town in Maine State.
  11. A city/town in Minnesota State.
  12. A city in Mississippi State.
  13. A city/town in Missouri State.
  14. A city/town in Nebraska State.
  15. A town in New Hampshire.
  16. A borough in New Jersey.
  17. A town and village in New York State.
  18. A town in North Carolina State.
  19. A village/town in Ohio State.
  20. A borough in Pennsylvania.
  21. A city in South Dakota State.
  22. A town in Virginia.
  23. A city in West Virginia.
  24. A surname​.
  25. A male given name, transferred from the surname.
  26. A female given name popular since 1984 when it appeared as the name of a mermaid in the film Splash.
  27. A form of line dance
  28. Alternative spelling of madison

Notable Persons Named Madison

Madison was born on August 27th, 1989 in Solihull. Madison is also known as Maddy.

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She has been prominent since 2009. Madison was born on February 17th, 1995 in Rock Island, Illinois.

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Madison Bumgarner is a baseball player for the San Francisco Giants. Madison was born on August 1st, 1989 in Hickory, North Carolina.

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Madison Pettis is an actor, voice acting, model (people), actress, voice actress, and model. She has been prominent since 2005. Madison was given the name Madison Michelle Pettis on July 22nd, 1998 in Arlington, Texas.

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Madison Beer is a musician. She was most active from 2012 to present. Madison was given the name Madison Elle Beer on March 5th, 1999 in Jericho, New York, U.S. Madison is also known as Beer and Madison.

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Madison was born on February 5th, 1986 in Columbus, Ohio. Madison is also known as Simmons, Ashley; Lane, Lexi; Lively, and Amber.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Madison

James Madison was a Member of the U.S. House of Representatives, from Virginia's 15th district, from Virginia's 5th district, Delegate to the Congress of the Confederation from Virginia, 4th President of the United States, 5th United States Secretary of State, Member of . His military service ended in 1775. James was born on March 16th, 1751 in Port Conway, Virginia. He breathed his last breath on June 28th, 1836.

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Bailee Madison is an actress. She has been prominent since 2006. Bailee was born on October 15th, 1999 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, U.S.

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Holly Madison is a television personality, model, author, celebrity, and model (people). She was most active from 1998 to present. Holly was given the name Holly Sue Cullen on December 23rd, 1979 in Astoria, Oregon, U.S.

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Dolley Madison was a First Lady of the United States. Dolley was born on May 20th, 1768 in Guilford County, North Carolina. She died on July 12th, 1849.

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Guy Madison was an actor and producer. His career lasted from 1944 to 1988. Guy was given the name Robert Ozell Moseley on January 19th, 1922 in Pumpkin Center, California, U.S. He passed away on February 6th, 1996.

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Ts Madison is an entertainer. She was most prominent from 2004 to present. Ts was born on October 22nd, 1977 in Miami, Florida, United States.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 22 0 22
1881 28 0 28
1882 27 0 27
1883 22 0 22
1884 20 0 20
1885 20 0 20
1886 17 0 17
1887 18 0 18
1888 21 0 21
1889 23 0 23
1890 14 0 14
1891 20 0 20
1892 20 0 20
1893 12 0 12
1894 12 0 12
1895 15 0 15
1896 14 0 14
1897 13 0 13
1899 13 0 13
1900 17 0 17
1901 7 0 7
1902 7 0 7
1903 18 0 18
1904 11 0 11
1905 13 0 13
1906 14 0 14
1907 19 0 19
1908 11 0 11
1909 8 0 8
1910 15 0 15
1911 21 0 21
1912 35 0 35
1913 46 0 46
1914 56 0 56
1915 72 0 72
1916 68 0 68
1917 60 0 60
1918 66 0 66
1919 61 0 61
1920 65 0 65
1921 68 0 68
1922 74 0 74
1923 75 0 75
1924 70 0 70
1925 64 0 64
1926 57 0 57
1927 61 0 61
1928 50 0 50
1929 55 0 55
1930 50 0 50
1931 41 0 41
1932 43 0 43
1933 35 0 35
1934 44 0 44
1935 46 0 46
1936 54 0 54
1937 38 0 38
1938 30 0 30
1939 50 0 50
1940 45 0 45
1941 27 0 27
1942 44 0 44
1943 45 0 45
1944 44 0 44
1945 38 0 38
1946 47 0 47
1947 60 0 60
1948 46 0 46
1949 47 0 47
1950 34 0 34
1951 51 0 51
1952 54 0 54
1953 41 0 41
1954 50 0 50
1955 38 0 38
1956 38 0 38
1957 37 0 37
1958 26 0 26
1959 38 0 38
1960 36 0 36
1961 39 0 39
1962 30 0 30
1963 32 0 32
1964 41 0 41
1965 35 0 35
1966 27 0 27
1967 33 0 33
1968 27 0 27
1969 29 0 29
1970 33 6 27
1971 36 7 29
1972 36 0 36
1973 22 0 22
1974 25 0 25
1975 30 5 25
1976 21 0 21
1977 30 5 25
1978 19 0 19
1979 27 5 22
1980 32 0 32
1981 35 5 30
1982 20 0 20
1983 23 0 23
1984 84 42 42
1985 380 299 81
1986 723 646 77
1987 879 750 129
1988 925 822 103
1989 1,356 1,226 130
1990 1,552 1,407 145
1991 2,644 2,468 176
1992 3,344 3,165 179
1993 4,606 4,383 223 #78 girl name
1994 6,495 6,260 235 #51 girl name
1995 10,044 9,775 269 #29 girl name
1996 13,673 13,410 263 #15 girl name
1997 15,455 15,187 268 #10 girl name
1998 17,998 17,785 213 #9 girl name
1999 18,225 18,052 173 #7 girl name
2000 20,105 19,967 138 #3 girl name
2001 22,288 22,162 126 #2 girl name
2002 21,876 21,772 104 #2 girl name
2003 20,283 20,197 86 #3 girl name
2004 20,826 20,619 207 #3 girl name
2005 19,644 19,564 80 #3 girl name
2006 18,686 18,619 67 #3 girl name
2007 18,025 17,956 69 #5 girl name
2008 17,081 17,024 57 #6 girl name
2009 15,288 15,232 56 #7 girl name
2010 13,209 13,175 34 #8 girl name
2011 12,423 12,374 49 #8 girl name
2012 11,414 11,383 31 #9 girl name
2013 10,623 10,583 40 #9 girl name
2014 10,343 10,303 40 #9 girl name
2015 10,145 10,072 73 #11 girl name
2016 9,024 8,982 42 #15 girl name

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Popularity of Madison as a first name

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Popularity of Madison as a last name

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Common last names for Madison

  • Smith
  • Brown
  • Williams
  • Johnson
  • Jones
  • Davis
  • Lewis
  • Taylor
  • Thomas
  • White
  • Wright
  • Scott
  • Martin

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Madison U.S.
  White 55.04% 64.26%
  African American 38.28% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.68% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.93% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 3.01% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.06% 16.26%

Of Last Name Madison

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

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Fun Facts about the name Madison

  • How Popular is the name Madison? Madison is the 179th most popular name of all time. In 2016 Madison was the 15th most popular name. As a last name Madison was the 1,241st most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Madison have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 373,280 babies born with the first name Madison in the United States. That's more than enough people named Madison to occupy the country of Bahamas with an estimated population of 353,658 (as of May 3, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Madison? 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 Madison first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Madison is Thursday, September 7th, 1871.
  • What year had the most people named Madison born? The highest recorded use of the first name Madison was in 2001 with a total of 22,162 babies. That's a lot of babies named Madison!
  • Random Madison Factoid: According to the 2002 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Madison ranks 2nd in popularity as a baby girl's name in Oregon. Imagine that, 256 babies in Oregon have the same name as you in 2002.
  • Weird things about the name Madison: Your name in reverse order is Nosidam. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Onsidma. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Madison? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 28,411 people with the last name Madison.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Madison? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 10 of them will have Madison 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).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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