Madeleine

Madeleine - A very unique female name



  Aug 18,2017      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Madeleine, meaning woman from Magdala or high tower, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #526. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Madeleine and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Madeleine? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Madeleine. The baby girl name Madeleine was given to 1,048 baby girls in 2012, ranking #294 on the national girl baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 1,349 baby girls were given this name - making this a very unique female name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Madeleine peaked in popularity 19 years ago in 1998 on position 215.



Famous with this name

Madeleine Stowe
Madeleine
Madeleine Sami


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Madeleine is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Madeleine is currently topping the baby name charts in District of Columbia at position #18 - and is the least popular in Kentucky at position #609.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Madeleine is where you live.


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Madeleine origin and meaning

Madeleine is a 9 letter name with 3 syllables. This name means woman from Magdala or high tower. To see famous people named Madeleine, pop culture references for the name Madeleine and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Madeleine

We've found the following names that sound similar to Madeleine, sorted by popularity.

Madeline / Madelyn / Madalyn / Madilyn / Madelynn / Madalynn / Madilynn / Madaline / Madelin / Madelyne /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
2012294
2011317
2010327
2009332
2008273
2007291
2006339
2005328
2004338
2003327
2002293
2001281
2000281
1999275
1998215
1997231
1996261
1995277
1994296
1993383
1992463
1991502
1990577
1989726
1988784
1987772
1986945
19851348
19841837
19831704
19822333
19813066
19802154
19792331
19782633
19772631
19751886
19741881
19731830
19721647
19712166
19702027
19691823
19681793
19671468
19661215
19651153
19641154
19631020
1962979
19611051
19601098
1959927
19581023
1957959
1956829
1955847
1954783
1953786
1952763
1951723
1950606
1949569
1948567
1947590
1946582
1945575
1944614
1943497
1942435
1941491
1940491
1939476
1938533
1937539
1936619
1935606
1934615
1933560
1932607
1931584
1930557
1929515
1928565
1927522
1926478
1925469
1924493
1923521
1922459
1921455
1920485
1919547
1918520
1917541
1916514
1915478
1914432
1913463
1912405
1911450
1910526

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
District of Columbia18
Massachusetts144
Hawaii147
Oregon151
New Hampshire182
Delaware187
Virginia194
Maryland218
New York222
Connecticut229
Washington239
New Jersey250
Texas251
Illinois260
California263
Colorado285
New Mexico289
Michigan308
Minnesota321
Missouri333
Pennsylvania339
Louisiana345
North Carolina348
Utah365
South Carolina369
Ohio373
Wisconsin386
Oklahoma396
Florida438
Nevada445
Kansas453
Indiana465
Georgia481
Tennessee510
Arizona552
Iowa562
Kentucky609

Even more about Madeleine


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Madeleine a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique female name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Madeleine?

3 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
1998
Peak year
Female


Popularity Score™

Name Madeleine
Gender Female
Popularity 1 in 1,349
Letter count 9
Syllable count 3
Year first discovered 1910
2012 births +1,048

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