Quick Facts on Maddison
- American, English
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Characteristics of Maddison
Etymology & Historical Origin - Maddison
Maddison is an elaborate respelling of Madison. As a given name, Madison originated as the transferred use of a surname. The surname is derived from maternal ancestors and comes from the medieval female given name “Madde” which was a short form of Maud. Maud, in turn, is a colloquial form of Matilda (Latin) from the Germanic words “maht” (might) and “hild” (battle). Madison was taken up as a given name (for boys) in America apparently influenced by the 4th U.S. President, James Madison, who was one of the country’s Founding Fathers. As the name Madison became so popular in the United States, other English-speaking nations adopted this trendy name, and respellings begane to emerge – Maddison is an example of this. Maddison (with two “d”s) is currently a Top 100 female name in England, Wales and Australia.
Popularity of the Name Maddison
The original version of this name, Madison, was bestowed upon males at first. Then it became unisex. Now, today, it is far, far more popular for little girls. And Maddison with two “d”s is almost exclusively female. Madison as a girls’ name came into use in 1985; no doubt influenced by the massively popular movie “Splash” (1984). Daryl Hannah played a mermaid named Madison (a name the earth-bound mermaid chose quickly after spotting a Madison Avenue street sign). Within 10 short years, Madison was heading into the Top 10 position. It’s a wildly popular name right now, and has been for a decade. As such, Madison has become the poster child name for a new generation of parents. It’s bordering on cliché but its popularity is holding strong and other English speaking countries have responded to it as well (England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland, Australia, and Canada). Elaborate respellings were just waiting to be invented. Maddison came along onto the American charts in 1994 and seems to be enjoying moderate popularity herself! Don’t underestimate this ‘mighty battler’!
Popularity of the Girl Name Maddison
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Maddison
Literary Characters of the Baby Name Maddison
Maddison We cannot find any significant literary characters with the first name Maddison.
Popular Songs on Maddison
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Children's Books on the Baby Name Maddison
Maddison - We cannot find any children’s books featuring a character with the first name Maddison.
Famous People Named Maddison
Famous People Named Maddison - Maddison Bird (Canadian figure skater); Maddison Gabriel (Australian model)
Children of Famous People Named Maddison
Famous People Who Named Their Daughter Maddison - We cannot find any celebrities or famous people who have named their child Maddison.
Maddison - Girl Baby Name - Historic Figures
Maddison - We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Maddison.
Personality of the Girl Name Maddison
The number Seven personality is deeply mystical and highly in tune with their spirituality. They operate on a different wavelength than the average joe. Spending time alone comes easily to Sevens, as it gives them time to contemplate philosophical, religious and spiritual ideas in an effort to find "real truth". Sevens are wise, but often exude mystery as if they are tapped into something the rest of us don't understand. They love the outdoors and are fed by nature. Sevens are constantly seeking to understand human nature, our place in the universe, and the mystery of life in general. This makes them quite artistic and poetic, but they are also keen observers with high intellect - so they are equally scientific-minded. Sevens are charitable and care deeply about the human condition.
Variations of the Baby Name - Maddison