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Updated May 24, 2023

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Girl name origins & meanings

  • Greek : High tower
  • Hebrew : Woman from Magdala; variation of Magdalene

What does Madelyn mean and stand for?

The name Madelyn is of French, Greek, and Hebrew origin and means "woman from Magdala or high tower." It is a variation of the name Madeline, which derives from the French Madeleine.

Syllables: 3

How Popular Is The Name Madelyn

Famous people who gave their babies this name


According to Social Security Administration data, Madelyn has been consistently popular after breaking into the top 100 in 2007. Though it has yet to break the top 50, Madelyn came close in 2015 when it ranked at 59.

However, it is the 9th most popular name on

According to Google search data analysis, in the last five years Madelyn was at its peak popularity in May 2020.

Madelyn, a more modern spelling of Madeline, is still creeping its way up the list of baby names. Most notably, writer Madelyn Pugh and actresses Madelyn Clare and Madelyn Cline hold the namesake. Former President Barack Obama's maternal grandmother is also a holder of the name. Madelyn "Maddie" Hayes is a character in the television series Moonlighting<\em>.

Where is it Popular?

Madelyn was searched for most often in the following states:

Nicknames for Madelyn

  • Addie
  • Lennie
  • Lynn
  • Maddie
  • Mads

Pairs well with these middle names



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