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Madison - Names

Meaning of the name Madison

Gender:

Female & male

Meaning:

Son of Maud

History & etymology:

Madison is an (originally masculine) English name derived from a surname and means ‘son of Maud’. Maud is a medieval form of the name Matilda.

Madison was popularized as a feminine name by the main character in the film ‘Splash’ (1984).

Although there is no saint by the name Madison, Catholic Church commemorates St. Mathilda. She was a German Countess (and later a Queen) born in the 10th century. She was raised in a monastery by her grandmother, the Abbess. Mathilda spent her childhood praying, practising needlework and reading spiritual books. She left the monastery when her parents offered her hand to Duke (and later King) Henry the Fowler. As a Queen, Mathilda was known for her piety and loyalty to her husband.

Her feast day is celebrated on 14th March.

Alternative spellings & nicknames:

Maddison, Madisyn, Madyson
Diminutives: Maddy, Maddie

Similar names in other languages & name days:

The name Madison is used in English-speaking countries.

In most of European countries, the name day of Matilda, the closest name related to Madison, is celebrated on 14th March.

USA
3rd July: Madison, Maddison

Famous people named Madison:

(M) Madison Alamia (1998-) - American singer
Madison Axford (1996-) - American YouTuber
Madison Beer (1999-) - American singer
(M) Madison Bumgarner (1989-) - American baseball player
Madison Haschak (2000-) - American dancer
Madison Hu (2002-) - American actress
Madison Iseman (1997-) - American actress
Madison Kocian (1997-) - American artistic gymnast
Madison Lintz (1999-) - American actress

Fun facts:

Popularity (2015, feminine):

USA: 11th
England and Wales:  111th  
Canada: 22nd
Australia: 57th
Ireland: 89th

Lucky colors: yellow, blue
Lucky stone: Topaz
Ruling planet: Jupiter
Characteristics: expressive, creative, sociable, artistic, dramatic, inventive

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