Madeline - Meaning of Madeline
[ 3 syll. ma-de-li-ne, mad-el-ine ] The baby girl name Madeline is pronounced in English as MAED-ah-LayN or MAED-ah-LihN or in French as MaeD-LIYN or Mae-Dah-LIYN †. Madeline's language of origin is Hebrew and it is used largely in the English language. Madeline is a variant transcription of Magdalena.
Forms of Madeline include the diminutives Lina (English, German, Italian, and Russian), Maddie (English), Maddy (English), Madella (English), and Madie (English), and the variant spellings Madalene (English), Madaline (English), Madalyn (English), Madeleine (English and French), and Madelyn (English).
Madeline is popular as a baby girl name. The name's popularity rose from the 1980s up to the 1990s. Its usage peaked in 1998 with 0.303% of baby girls being given the name Madeline. It had a ranking of #50 then. The baby name has experienced a drop in popularity since then. In 2018, it ranked at #100 with a usage of 0.157%, but it was nonetheless the 2nd most popular after Madelyn, among all girl names in its family. It was more commonly used than Madeline by 25% in 2018.
Baby names that sound like Madeline include Madalene, Madaliene, Madaline, Madeleine, Madleen, Madailéin, Madalyn, Madalyne, Madalynn, Madalynne, Madelon, Madilyn, Madlin, Mandalin, Mandaline, Mandalyn, Mandelin, Mandellin, Mandolin, and Mandoline.
† Pronunciation for Madeline: 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)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)"