Given Name MADISON

GENDER: Feminine & Masculine
USAGE: English
PRONOUNCED: MAD-ə-sən  [details]

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.
DIMINUTIVES: Maddie, Maddy


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Entry updated July 2, 2017