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Madeline

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Meaning and origin
Madeline is a Hebrew girl name. The meaning of the name is `woman from Magdala, one who is elevated, a high tower `.


Where is it used?
The name Madeline is mainly used in French.

How do they say it elsewhere?
Magdalene (In German, English and in the bible)
Magdalena (In German, Dutch, Scandinavian, Spanish, Portuguese, Czech and in Polish)
Madeleine (In French)
Madelina (In English)
Madoline (In English)
Madelyn (In English)
Madlyn (In English)
Madalyn (In English)


See also
In Swedish: Malin
In Italian: Maddalena
In Hungarian: Magdolna
In German, Dutch, Scandinavian, Czech, Polish and in Romanian: Magda
In Finnish: Matleena
In English: Magdalen
In Danish: Magdalone
In Danish: Malene


What Madeline`s say about their name
  1. The best thing about the name Madeline:
    It's a beautiful name
    The worst thing about the name:
    People thinking the e is silent...I guess they think the character has her name pronounced wrong all time. I bet whenever they say line too they make the e silent
    If my name wasn`t Madeline....:
    I would be Elle
    Extra information:
  2. The best thing about the name Madeline:
    I spell i t different Madelyn .
    The worst thing about the name:
    to common of a name and no nicknames besides maddie & maddogg for softball.
    If my name wasn`t Madeline....:
    it would be lizabeth...
    Extra information:
    hmu 17147919....
  3. The best thing about the name Madeline:
    its pretty and unique
    The worst thing about the name:
    my nickname is maddie wcich is really normal and old people say patty instead of maddie which is annoying
    If my name wasn`t Madeline....:
    i think leslo which is a hungarian name. it would be after my grandpa but its a boy name and im a girl. if i was a boy it would be mikki
    Extra information:
    its different and i like that
  4. The best thing about the name Madeline:
    I left the comment below and I have something to add. Also I go to a Christian school but as long as if you're using the nickname Maddy, Maddi, Madi, Mattie, Maddie just don't spell it like the last spelling of it and you'll be fine. It is a great name and I encourage you to use it!
    The worst thing about the name:

    If my name wasn`t Madeline....:

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  5. The best thing about the name Madeline:
    I left the comment below and I have something to add. Also I go to a Christian school but as long as if you're using the nickname Maddy, Maddi, Madi, Mattie, Maddie just don't spell it like the last spelling of it and you'll be fine. It is a great name and I encourage you to use it!
    The worst thing about the name:

    If my name wasn`t Madeline....:

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  6. The best thing about the name Madeline:
    It is so beautiful and easy to spell
    The worst thing about the name:
    Everyone always calls me Madeline pronounce Mad-e-line and in my perspective it's pronounce Mad-e-lynn
    If my name wasn`t Madeline....:
    It would be Elizabeth or if I had been a boy it would have been Matthew
    Extra information:
    Sadly nobody ever call me Madeline they always call me Maddie,by the way that is the WORST way to spell Maddie, I always get picked on at school and everybody always calls me Mad die. It's so annoying and when I type Maddie on the computer it says I'm trying to spell Mad die, Mad-die, Laddie, Mattie, Caddie, Baddie, Middies, Addie, or Middy. B ( GRRRRR
  7. The best thing about the name Madeline:
    It's unique
    The worst thing about the name:
    People mispronouncing it and calling me other name like milly or Matilda
    If my name wasn`t Madeline....:
    It would be rose
    Extra information:
    I love my name!!!♡♥
  8. The best thing about the name Madeline:
    It's so elegant and unique
    The worst thing about the name:
    People pronounce it incorrectly all the time...
    If my name wasn`t Madeline....:
    It would be Mildred! :(
    Extra information:
    I love my name!!!!!!!
  9. The best thing about the name Madeline:
    It's fancy, and looks pretty!
    The worst thing about the name:
    People pronouncing it incorrectly.
    If my name wasn`t Madeline....:
    I'd be Lauren...boring!
    Extra information:
    It's not over used and it's beautiful!(:
  10. The best thing about the name Madeline:
    Once in a while you will find someone with the same name but its rare
    The worst thing about the name:

    If my name wasn`t Madeline....:

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  11. The best thing about the name Madeline:
    That I have a whole bunch of nicknames.
    The worst thing about the name:
    someone calles me gabby.
    If my name wasn`t Madeline....:
    it would be analisia
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  12. The best thing about the name Madeline:
    I get a lot of compliments on it and I am the only Madeline I know that goes by Madeline, and not Maddie or Maddy, so I like that about it.
    The worst thing about the name:
    A lot of people call me Maddie or other nicknames for Madeline.
    If my name wasn`t Madeline....:
    It would probably Emma Jeanne after my grandmother
    Extra information:
    My nickname is Maddog :)
  13. The best thing about the name Madeline:
    having it start wit mad!!
    The worst thing about the name:
    you get called maddie a lot and it's occasionally mis announced. it's madelynn not madeline to me
    If my name wasn`t Madeline....:
    probably lauren
    Extra information:
    not at all
  14. The best thing about the name Madeline:
    idk i just love it
    The worst thing about the name:
    people saying it wrong
    If my name wasn`t Madeline....:
    lillian or taylor moms names
    Extra information:
    i go by madi not maddie,maddy,matty ok
  15. The best thing about the name Madeline:
    I think it sounds elegant and sophisticated. People often pay me complements.
    The worst thing about the name:
    Many people mispronounce it. Especially when you live abroad, it's often pronounced 'Madlen' or 'Madeleine'.
    If my name wasn`t Madeline....:
    I love Virginia, Vertiline, Arlena or Katherine. Something classy....
    Extra information:
    Nope.
  16. The best thing about the name Madeline:
    Either the nicknames or the story book character! Everyone thinks I'm tough then. And for nicknames I have Maddy, Mad, and Madds.
    The worst thing about the name:
    People say it wrong a lot. They pronounce the LINE as LYN. Which is not how it's pronounced. That would be Madelyn. Or how many Maddy's there are. I always think someone's calling my name!
    If my name wasn`t Madeline....:
    It would either be Eleanor or Dasiy. My mother liked them all!
    Extra information:
    Madeline is an awesome name! Just please! Please don't name your kid that then pronounce it Madelyn. It's LINE people! Basically all the baby name sites say that!
  17. The best thing about the name Madeline:
    Madeline is pretty versatile when it comes to nicknaming. When I feel girly I can be Madi and when I feel a bit more edgy I can be Mad.
    The worst thing about the name:
    It doesnt relate to my Mexican half at all! My own grandpa cannot pronounce it. I end up being called Mary :(
    If my name wasn`t Madeline....:
    I would probably go with Mildred. Its old fashioned and elegantly makes a statement.
    Extra information:
    Why did my teacher have to put Madi on my school certificate? I'm Madeline in the records!
  18. The best thing about the name Madeline:
    Its uncommon for my race (Asian) and I like having 'Maddi' or 'Lin' as nicknames
    The worst thing about the name:
    Alot of people are daft and believe that the 'e' is not silent and therefore should be pronounced 'Mad-a-line' instead of 'Mad-a-lin'. Also, alot of supposedly witty 'Madeline made a line' puns.
    If my name wasn`t Madeline....:
    I dont know. How am I supposed to know if my life would be different if my name was different if I cannot go back in time and convince my parents to not name me Madeline. Psychically from the womb.
    Extra information:
    Good to stand out if you're asian. Although it gets old fast when theres another Madeline near you, and you turn around thinking youre being called.
  19. The best thing about the name Madeline:
    it's a pretty name and I love having Maddie for a nickname
    The worst thing about the name:
    people mispronounce it often
    If my name wasn`t Madeline....:
    Latesha actually...father's idea
    Extra information:
  20. The best thing about the name Madeline:
    that they short the name to line
    The worst thing about the name:
    call line
    If my name wasn`t Madeline....:
    i dnt a middle name
    Extra information:
  21. The best thing about the name Madeline:
    no one really has my name :)
    The worst thing about the name:
    when i am called Maddie for a nickname it leads acquaintances to think that my real name is Madison.
    If my name wasn`t Madeline....:
    Teachers and parents wouldn't have mispronounced my name everytime!
    Extra information:
    Madeline is a very cute name but the nickname Maddie gets old and there aren't really anyother good nicknames to go by.


More `Madeline` links
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Madeline in the encyclopedia





Statistics for Madeline

Madeline appears in 2007`s top-1000 name list at rank 61. In the last 128 years Madeline has occupied a spot in the top 1000 without interruptions. The name reached the top-100 14 times. 1998 was a `top year` for the name Madeline. (Based on 128 years of name history) In that year it ranked #50. Our records go back to 1880

YearRankRank
200761
200671
200570
200463
200361
200256
200156
200056
199970
199850
199759
199667
199579
199492
1993127
1992138
1991151
1990197
1980721
1970532
1960399
1950282
1940200
1930174
1920138
1910145
1900149
1890256
1880347


See also the US top 1000 names 2007

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shyanne
no one spells there name like mee.
Georgia
If you believe you must be big in order to be tough, then you should get to know her, she'll teach you other stuff! She's Madeline, she's Madeline, she may be very small, she's Madelien, she's Madeline, but inside she's tall!!!
Madeline
My name sounds pretty, but I hate the nickname Maddie!
Madeline
I love my name! On a day when I'm feeling girly, i can be called Madi and on my edgier days i can be Mad haha only problem is that Madline shows no refrence to the Mexican half of my heritage.
Madeline
Hey, this is one cool name;)
maddy
i like my name
my nick name is maddy
someone says it means mad but maddy is name i like my name (maddy)
Madeline
Once in a while you will find someone with your name but it is very rare.
Madeline
#12 you could be called something else like i get mad a lot so my friends call me Mad or like if you like monkeys your nickname could be Monkey Maddy
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Madeline
It is a very pretty name even if it does get mispronounced all the time it is well worth it!!
Madeline
Lol that's my name but I prefer maddie
Madeline (Mad-e-lynn
Nobody ever calls me Madeline they always call me Mad die, Mad-a-lion, or Made-line (Not many people like me. In fact probably the only thing most people at my school like me for is to pick on me.) I hate the nickname Maddie and ALWAYS write Madeline on papers and assignments and stuff at school and have asked people REPEATEDLY to call me Madeline but it won't stick! GRRRRR B (
Karma
Cool!!
Jessica
But if it was supposed to be pronounce Lynn not line why is the character pronounced differently


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