Quick Facts on Madilyn
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Characteristics of Madilyn
Etymology & Historical Origin - Madilyn
Madilyn in a modern 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 Madilyn
Madilyn is a made-up respelling of the classic girl’s name Madeline. As the name became ϋber popular in the 1990s, several creative spellings of the name began to emerge. Madilyn(n), Madalyn, and Madelyn(n) are all spelling mutations, making this name one of the most respelled female names on the charts (similar to Madison and Caitlin). 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. In any case, Madilyn first appeared on the U.S. popularity charts in 1998 and has grown in usage as the years wore on. However, in the past couple of years, Madilyn has dropped a bit – perhaps in response to the growing annoyance in these types of respellings.
Popularity of the Girl Name Madilyn
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Literary Characters of the Baby Name Madilyn
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Popular Songs on Madilyn
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Children's Books on the Baby Name Madilyn
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Famous People Named Madilyn
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Children of Famous People Named Madilyn
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Madilyn - Girl Baby Name - Historic Figures
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Personality of the Girl Name Madilyn
Romance is the hallmark of the Six personality. They exude nurturing, loving, and caring energy. Sixes are in love with the idea of love in its idealized form - and with their magnetic personalities, they easily draw people toward them. Like the number Two personality, they seek balance and harmony in their life and the world at large. They are conscientious and service-oriented, and a champion for the underdog. These personalities naturally attract money and are usually surrounded by lovely material objects - but their human relationships are always primary. They thrive in giving back to others rather than being motivated by their own desires. This is when they achieve great things. Sixes are natural teachers, ministers and counselors.
Variations of the Baby Name - Madilyn