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The name Madison has the following meaning:

More often spelt as Maddison. This double d variation remains as one of the Top 100 choices.
This name can be given to both baby boys and girls. It is a unisex name.


As a baby girl name, Madison is currently a popular baby name, with a recent overall USA popularity ranking of 2 out of 1000 (source: 2000s U.S. Census).

In 2009, the name Madison fell in popularity and moved down the USA Top 1000 charts in Year 2009, by 1 places. For the Year 2009, it ranked 7 in the Top 1000 charts.

The following chart shows the popularity of the name Madison in the USA, over the past 100 years.
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The name Madison is pronounced as ma-dih-sun


Madison originates from the English language.

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Related names

The following names are baby names related to Madison and are suitable names for brothers and sisters of Madison: Boys - Admiral, Alfred, Barton, Boston, Burton, Coleman, Davis, Dickinson, Dunton, Earl, Elmore, Errol, Gardner, Garfield, Graham, Hamilton, Hayward, Jamari, Kipp, Lyman, Lyndon, Girls - Ammie, Arrie, China, Cordie, Darlene, Diamond, Jaelynn, Jaimie, Kimora, Knowles, Lady, Mercy, Octavia, Pinkie, Precious, Shirlene, Both genders - Albert, Augustine, Blake, Edward, Parker


Popular Variants for the name Madison: Maddison (English), Madisen, Madisson, Madisyn (English), Madyson (English)


Common nicknames for the name Madison are: Maddie


We think the name Madison should fall under the following style category: Last Names.

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Based on our research, most people would imagine a person with the name Madison to be: Rich and successful

In one word, you might describe Madison as a(n) "rich" person.

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Famous persons

The names of some famous persons by the name Madison (or its variants) are:

James Madison, Jr., born on 16 March , a famous politician. James Madison, Jr.'s background: An American politician and the fourth President of the United States (1809-1817), and one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. Madison was the last founding father to die. Considered to be the 'Father of the Constitution', he was the principal author of the document. In 1788, he wrote over a third of the Federalist Papers, still the most influential commentary on the Constitution. As a leader in the first Congresses, he drafted many basic laws and was responsible for the first ten amendments to the Constitution (said to be based on the Virginia Declaration of Rights), and thus is also known as the 'Father of the Bill of Rights'. As a political theorist, Madison's most distinctive belief was that the new republic needed checks and balances to limit the powers of special interests, which Madison called factions. He believed very strongly that the new nation should fight against aristocracy and corruption and was deeply committed to creating mechanisms that would ensure republica

Dolley Madison, born on 20 May, a famous celebrity. Dolley Madison's background: Wife of the 4th President of the United States, James Madison, and was First Lady of the United States from 1809 to 1817. She also occasionally acted as what is now described as First Lady of the United States during the administration of Thomas Jefferson, fulfilling the ceremonial functions more usually associated with the President's wife, since Jefferson was a widower.

Madison Nguyen, born on 15 October, a famous politician. Madison Nguyen's background: American politician from California. She has served on the San Jose, California City Council since September 2005, representing District 7; she was the first Vietnamese American elected to the council.
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