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Etymology & Historical Origin - Madyson
Madyson is an Americanized respelling of the ever-popular female name Madison. Madison comes from the transferred use of an English surname. The surname is derived from maternal ancestors and comes from the medieval female personal name “Madde” which was a short form of Maud. Maud, in turn, is a colloquial form of Matilda from the Germanic words “maht” (might) and “hild” (battle). Madison was taken up as a given name originally for boys in 19th century America apparently influenced by the 4th U.S. President, James Madison, who was one of the country’s Founding Fathers. It could also be considered a place name when referring to Madison, Wisconsin. Today, Madison (and her altered spellings like Madyson) is exclusively female. As the name Madison became so popular in the United States, other English-speaking nations adopted this trendy name (it’s a Top 50 favorite in Canada, England, Australia and Northern Ireland). As often happens in America, when a name becomes ultra-trendy, reinvented spellings begin to emerge. They are Maddison, Madisyn and Madyson (in order of current popularity).
Popularity of the Name Madyson
Currently the least favorite reinvented spelling of Madison, Madyson first appeared on the female naming charts in 1996. Her introduction to the charts was clearly influenced by the almost unprecedented trendiness of Madison starting in the 1990s and persisting through today. The respelling of Madyson is given to about 4% of the Madisons being born today. Clearly, American parents are trying to differentiate their daughters from the nearly 16,000 Madisons born per year. Crazy new spellings seem to be the modus operandi for parents seeking to discover some form of originality among the masses. 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 Madyson “cuter” or more phonetically appealing. It’s your decision and we respect that.
Popularity of the Girl Name Madyson
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Madyson
Literary Characters of the Baby Name Madyson
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Popular Songs on Madyson
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Children's Books on the Baby Name Madyson
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Famous People Named Madyson
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Children of Famous People Named Madyson
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Madyson - Girl Baby Name - Historic Figures
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Personality of the Girl Name Madyson
The number one personality is a leader - strong and competitive. They are willing to initiate action and take risks. One personalities work hard toward their endeavors and have the ability to apply their creative and innovative thinking skills with strong determination. They believe in their ability to succeed and are too stubborn to be hindered by obstacles. Ones meet obstacles head-on with such mental vigor and energy that you better step aside. They resent taking orders, so don't try telling them what to do either. This is an intensely active personality, but they are also known as starters rather than finishers. They have a propensity to become bored and will move quickly to the next project if not properly challenged. They are the ones to think up and put into action new and brilliant ideas, but they are not the ones to stick around and manage them. This personality has an enthusiastic and pioneering spirit. They are distinctly original.
Variations of the Baby Name - Madyson