MADISON
GENDER: Feminine & Masculine
USAGE: English
PRONOUNCED: MAD-i-sən   [key]
Meaning & History
From an English surname meaning "son of MAUD". It was not commonly used as a feminine name until after the movie 'Splash' (1984), in which the main character adopted it as her name after seeing a street sign for Madison Avenue in New York City. A famous bearer of the surname was James Madison (1751-1836), one of the authors of the American constitution who later served as president.
Related Names
DIMINUTIVES: Maddie, Maddy
Popularity
United States  ranked #9 
England/Wales  ranked #75 
Canada (BC)  ranked #16 
Australia (NSW)  ranked #42 
France  - 
Ireland  ranked #100 
New Zealand  ranked #27 
Northern Ireland  ranked #50 
Scotland  ranked #74