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Pronunciation

mædəsən

Origin

English

Meaning

Traditionally a surname, including that of the 4th President of the United States, James Madison, this is quite a unique case of a matronymic, that is a surname that indicates the mother, rather than the father. Accordingly,Madison comes from the Celtic “Maud’s son”. This particular spelling came into popular use in the 1980s and has been a favorite with parents of little girls since.

Rank in the year 2015

Madison was ranked #40 in the most popular American names of 2015.

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