Madison Name Meaning & Origin

Madison

Pronunciation: MA-di-sən (key)

Origin of the name Madison:

Transferred use of the surname meaning "Mad's son." Mad was a common pet form of Matthew (gift of God) during the Middle Ages. Madison may also be a matronymic derived from the name Maud, an old pet form of Mathilda (battle mighty): hence, "son of Maud."

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

Related Names:

Maddie, Maddison, Madisen, Madisyn, Madyson

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Meanings and history of the name Madison

Madison became a popular girl's name after the mermaid movie "Splash," where the mermaid took her name from a Madison Ave. street sign.

Madison was originally a surname meaning "son of Maud."

Madison is also the capital of Wisconsin.

Famous real-life people named Madison

Madison "Maddie" Ziegler, American actress & cast of Lifetime's 'Dance Moms'
Madison Pettis
Madison De La Garza, American actress and little sister of Demi and Dallas Lovato
Madison Beer, young singer discovered by Justin Bieber
Madison Brown Belafonte (b. 2011), daughter of English singer, songwriter, actress, and television personality Mel B

Madison in song, story & screen

Madison, a character in the movie "Splash"
Madison Montgomery, a witch in the TV series American Horror Story:Coven
Madison Sinclair, a character from the TV show and movie "Veronica Mars"
Madison Finn, main character in the kid's series "From The Files of Madison Finn"
Madison "Maddie" Rooney, main character in Disney Channel's "Liv and Maddie"

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