Madeleine - Meaning of Madeleine
[ 3 syll. ma-de-lei-ne, mad-ele-ine ] The baby girl name Madeleine is pronounced MAED-ah-LayN or MAED-ah-LihN (English) or MaeD-LEHN or Mae-Dah-LEHN (French) †. Madeleine is of Hebrew origin, and it is used mainly in English and French. Madeleine is a spelling variant of the English Madeline in the English and French languages and a variant form of Magdalena.
A form of the name is the French spelling variant Madleine.
Madeleine is fairly popular as a baby name for girls. The name increased in popularity from the 1980s up to the 1990s. At the modest peak of its usage in 1998, 0.073% of baby girls were named Madeleine. Its ranking then was #216. The baby name has since experienced a decline in frequency. In 2018, it ranked at #376 with a usage of 0.045%. Out of the group of girl names directly related to Madeleine, Madison was the most widely used. Its use outnumbered Madeleine's by 8 times in 2018.
Baby names that sound like Madeleine include Madaline, Madeline, Madlen, Madailéin, Madalene, Madaliene, Madalyn, Madalyne, Madalynn, Madalynne, Madelon, Madilyn, Madlin, Mandalin, Mandaline, Mandalyn, Mandelin, Mandellin, Mandolin, and Mandoline.
† Pronunciation for Madeleine: M as in "me (M.IY)" ; AE as in "at (AE.T)" ; D as in "day (D.EY)" ; AH as in "mud (M.AH.D)" ; L as in "lay (L.EY)" ; AY as in "side (S.AY.D)" ; IH as in "it (IH.T)" ; N as in "knee (N.IY)" ; EH as in "ebb (EH.B)"
Details of famous persons named Madeleine:
Author Madeleine L'Engle, born 29 November 1918 - 6 September 2007, New York, New York.
Government Official Madeleine Albright, born 15 May 1937, Prague, Czechoslovakia.