A variant of Madeline or Madeleine, this is an Americanized spelling of the original Hebrew name Magdalene. Originating in the Bible, Mary Magdalene is said to have come from Magdala, meaning ‘tower’, which was a famous city on the Sea of Galilee. Cute and classy, this is an excellent choice for your little girl, the final ‘y’ jazzing it up further!
Rank in the year 2015
Madelyn was ranked #150 in the most popular American names of 2015.
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