Madison

Madison - A popular female name



  Sep 26,2017      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Madison, meaning son of Maud, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1984 on position #3128. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Madison and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Madison? 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 Madison. The baby girl name Madison was given to 11,319 baby girls in 2012, ranking #9 on the national girl baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 125 baby girls were given this name - making this a popular female name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Madison peaked in popularity 16 years ago in 2001 on position 2.



Famous with this name

Bailee Madison
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Madison is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Madison is currently topping the baby name charts in Mississippi at position #2 - and is the least popular in South Dakota at position #39.

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 Madison is where you live.


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  • BabyNameScience.com - Baby Name ExpertA few moments ago
    Looking for a popular and unique name? Just because Madison is a popular baby name it doesn't mean that every other kid on the block will have the same name. In fact, assuming that little Madison goes to a school with 500 kids there will actually be less than 2 other girls in that school with the same name. Unique and popular!

Madison origin and meaning

Madison is a 7 letter name with 3 syllables. This name means son of Maud. To see famous people named Madison, pop culture references for the name Madison and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Madison

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

Maddison / Madisyn / Madyson / Madisen / Madysen / Mattison / Madisson / Maddisyn / Maddyson / Madigan /

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
20129
20118
20108
20097
20086
20075
20063
20053
20043
20033
20022
20012
20003
19997
19989
199710
199615
199529
199451
199378
1992107
1991128
1990204
1989224
1988300
1987320
1986367
1985627
19843128

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
South Carolina2
Mississippi2
Wyoming3
Georgia4
Alabama5
Maryland6
Michigan6
Pennsylvania6
North Carolina6
Virginia7
West Virginia7
Louisiana7
New York7
Delaware7
Tennessee7
Vermont8
New Jersey8
Nevada8
Ohio8
District of Columbia9
Florida9
Hawaii9
New Hampshire10
Kansas10
New Mexico10
Kentucky10
Arkansas10
Arizona10
Connecticut10
Indiana11
Massachusetts11
Oklahoma11
Idaho12
Alaska12
Illinois13
Colorado13
Montana13
Texas13
Rhode Island14
Missouri14
Maine15
Washington16
Oregon17
California19
Iowa20
Nebraska22
North Dakota27
Wisconsin29
Minnesota30
Utah31
South Dakota39

Even more about Madison


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 Madison a common or unique name?

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

What is the number of syllables for the name Madison?

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
2001
Peak year
Female


Popularity Score™

Name Madison
Gender Female
Popularity 1 in 125
Letter count 7
Syllable count 3
Year first discovered 1984
2012 births +11,319

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