Girl Baby Name

Madilynn

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Quick Facts on Madilynn

  • Gender:
  • Girl
  • Origin:
  • American, English
  • Number of syllables:
  • 3
  • Ranking popularity:
  • 527
Pronunciation:
MAD-ə-lin
Simple meaning:
Mary Magdalene, Tower

Characteristics of Madilynn

  • Inspirational
  • Highly Intuitive
  • Spiritual Teacher
  • Extremely Bright
  • Uplifting
  • Truth-seeker

Etymology & Historical Origin - Madilynn

Madilynn 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 Madilynn

Madilynn followed Madilyn on the female charts as yet another kitschy respelling of this classic English girl’s name. Madilynn did not appear until 2007, making this version quite new. About 5% of the Madelines out there have this particular spelling. American parents are most notorious for creative, made-up respellings of names once they become popularized. It’s an attempt to take an overused, ultra-trendy name and try and differentiate their baby daughters with reinvented spellings. But as these types of respellings become more and more unique, they take us farther away from the original, traditional name. We like Madeline and Madeleine – the names just look so much prettier in their time-honored way. Madilynn and all the other respellings are more “cutesy”. It just comes down to a matter of preference. There are clearly scores of parents out there that absolutely LOVE different spellings. You are definitely not alone, and we respect your decision.
Popularity of the Girl Name Madilynn
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Personality of the Girl Name Madilynn

The number 11 is a Master Number, and embodies heightened traits of the Two. This personality is on a life journey to find spiritual truth. They are extremely idealistic and intuitive. Elevens have a rare and exceptional spiritual energy that brings a sense of obligation to illuminate the world around them. It's a very powerful responsibility, but these people have far more potential than they know. It's important that they surrender to higher ideals. They have the capacity to see the bigger picture, and they possess the skills to inspire others spiritually. Elevens have strong diplomatic skills and can become great peacemakers. Master numbers can be both a blessing and a curse, as they walk the fine line between greatness and the potential for self-destruction.

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