Quick Facts on Madalynn
- American, English
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Characteristics of Madalynn
Etymology & Historical Origin - Madalynn
Madalynn is yet another creative (“Americanized”) respelling of the traditional English female name Madeline. Madeline originated from the Latin Magdalene, a title meaning ‘of Magdala’ (referring to Mary Magdalene from the Bible). Mary Magdalene is one of the more enduring characters from the New Testament, and so called Magdalene because she was from Magdala, a village on the Sea of Galilee (Magdala comes from a Hebrew word meaning ‘tower’). In Luke 8:2 she was one of the women who had been “healed of evil spirits and infirmities”. Post-resurrection, Mary Magdalene is the first person to whom Jesus appears. That Jesus would first appear to a woman is a notable event indeed! It underscores the importance of women to his ministry. Mary Magdalene became a popular saint in medieval times and so her name became quite common by the 1600s. Magdalene became Madeleine in France and the French helped popularize the name in England (where it’s traditionally spelled Madeline).
Popularity of the Name Madalynn
Madalynn is currently the 8th most popular spelling of Madeline which means about 4-5% of the Madeline’s being born today will spell their name this way. Madalynn is a spelling variation that only popped onto the charts in 2001, so it’s a relatively new invention. There are certain names that become popular (like Madeline did in the 1990s), and for some reason American parents are compelled to respell, misspell or whatever you want to call it (look at Madison and Caitlin for example). No other English-speaking nation goes to the extent Americans do when it comes to creative respellings and flat-out reinventions of names. Madalynn is hardly recognizable compared to Madeline – look how many vowels and consonants have been moved around or altered. Madalynn is practically a shadow of her former self at this point. Don’t be surprised if you hear some grumblings out there as a result. Many Americans find these types of invented, creative spellings kitschy and tasteless. But they’re traditionalists and you may find your preferred spelling “cuter” or more phonetically appealing. It’s your decision and we respect that. Just be forewarned: your daughter will go through life constantly having to confirm and reconfirm the spelling of her name.
Popularity of the Girl Name Madalynn
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Madalynn
Literary Characters of the Baby Name Madalynn
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Popular Songs on Madalynn
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Children's Books on the Baby Name Madalynn
Madalynn the Monarch Butterfly and Her Quest to Michoacan (Mary Baca Haque) - Journey with Madalynn as she migrates to Mexico. Madalynn encounters a variety of birds on her travels. Come and enjoy how they entertain, educate and challenge her liberating spirit. With an introduction by Guillermo Castilleja, Vice-president for Latin America & the Caribbean, World Wildlife Fund. Includes also a Spanish Translation by Francisco Lancaster-Jones, professor at the graduate program of Translation and Interpretation at the Universidad de Guadalajara. Recommended for ages 9-12.
Famous People Named Madalynn
Famous People Named Madalynn - We cannot find any celebrities or significantly famous people with the first name Madalynn.
Children of Famous People Named Madalynn
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Madalynn - Girl Baby Name - Historic Figures
Madalynn - We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Madalynn.
Personality of the Girl Name Madalynn
The Three energy is powerful and enthusiastic. These personalities are cheerful, full of self-expression, and often quite emotional. They have an artistic flair and "gift-of-gab" that makes them natural entertainers. Their joyfulness bubbles over, and their infectious exuberance draws a crowd. The Three personality is like a child - forever young and full of delight. They are charming, witty, and generally happy people. The Three personality lives in the "now" and has a spontaneous nature. Threes seem to live with a bright and seemingly unbreakable aura that attracts others to them. In turn, they are deeply loyal and loving to their friends and family. Luck also has a tendency to favor number Threes.
Variations of the Baby Name - Madalynn