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Like, the singer Madonna? I know it historically refers to a Mary-like figure, but everyone is going to assume a girl with this name was named after Madonna.
kayisforkeen  8/13/2018
I love Madonna and her songs, not this name. It just reeks of pop culture inspiration, like you only named them because of a singer.
DanielRivera  6/17/2018
An alternative if one is liking the nickname Maddie but wants a more original full name.
TarisaKay  3/10/2018
I love this name so much, and am a huge Madonna fan. I would use Donna or Louise, however, if I wanted to honour her, rather than using Madonna, and ending up with a daughter who resented my choice. Most of the kids named Britney, Kylie or Elvis, after the singers, have grown up hating their names.
Paula Puddephatt  5/14/2017
I adore this name just for the controversy it provokes. I'm also a big fan of the singer Madonna.
S-Genesis  12/24/2016
Give Madonna (Ciccone) a break! She is an idol. She made mistakes along the way, but she is not trying to ruin a name. This name is still strong and noble. And by the way, Ms. Ciconne is aware of the World Today. So it's hardly a shame to give this name to your kid. I'd do a middle name thing. But I'd be happy to see people use it as a first sometime in the near future if they want to.
― Anonymous User  7/31/2016
Well my name is Madonna and I was born in 1971. Boy oh boy did I get flack in 83 to the present about my name because of the singer but I just go with the flow. I had started to go by my middle name but I met way too many LuAnns so I went back to Madonna. My mother was catholic. I was named after a lady that my mother went to nursing school with not the Virgin Mary. I deplore being called Donna. I actually like my name because it is unique and not many are named Madonna, or so I had thought. There is more than you realize. Don't go looking for anything with Madonna on it like at the lake of the Ozarks, that's what I hate sometimes, but I still look.
Madonna1971  6/5/2016
It is an absolute travesty that forevermore the Blessed Mothers name will be associated with a trashy 60 year old pop star with daddy issues.
― Anonymous User  3/20/2016
I was named Madonna by a very religious "Catholic" Irish mother. She had an uncle that was a priest and two sisters that were nuns, that is very "Catholic". Only God knows why she chose the name because when asked she couldn't recall why she chose my name and without a middle name. It wasn't until high school that my Catholic friends nicknamed me Donna Louise just for fun. Too bad there are a million Donna's out there!
― Anonymous User  2/5/2016
I think this name is beautiful. Yes, the singer comes to mind but I was an 80's child. It's too critical to judge others named Madonna because of the pop icon. I don't think anyone naming their child this would have any other vision that purity, beauty and love in mind.
Kasey Mae  11/8/2015
Who would name their kid after that annoying, trashy pop diva?
TyrannosaurusRegina  10/4/2015
Apart from just the singer and religious figure, it really is unique. Lives up to it's Latin roots, and in 50 years time, the whole world could be dazzling in gold with names like this, instead of groaning at just another Penny or Liz.
Hushpuppy  7/29/2015
Urgh. This name is forever going to be associated with that stuck-up, narcissistic pop diva. It also sounds kinda pretentious to be naming your child Madonna. Being Catholic, I could tell you that this title is usually reserved for the Virgin Mary, and I honestly can't see it as the name of a child.
Acajou  7/28/2015
I don't have particular bad feelings about the singer now, but I still don't like the name. Madonna... it just doesn't sound right to name someone that. Maybe a title, but for a name it has a pretentious and pompous feeling that I associate with popular girls in school who bully others. I will never name someone that.
― Anonymous User  6/20/2015
It just... doesn't work. It's too dated. And of course associated with Madonna. Even if you like Madonna, this name doesn't work.
― Anonymous User  2/8/2015
I agree that the name Madonna is too highly associated with the singer Madonna Ciccone to ever be taken seriously on an adult woman born after the early 80s (and, as some comments have noted, even among the singer's generation).

Honestly, if you really, really like the sound of Madonna but lament its ultra-pop association, then... Donna is still perfectly usable, and probably would be refreshing on a newborn.
erb816  9/18/2014
It's so tacky and pretentious as a name. This reminds me of the annoying pop singer.
Lolth  4/16/2013
It's a pretentious thing to name your daughter. A lot of other Marian titles work well, but this one sounds a little over-the-top. Besides, the singer Madonna is quite pretentious herself.
Buneary  3/20/2013
Also the name of a variety of flower, the Madonna Lily. The flowers were named this because the Virgin Mary was often depicted holding them in Mediaeval religious artwork. They represent purity in Western floriography.
overtheclouds  12/29/2011
My cousin's name is Madonna. She was so named well before the musician became famous. I do feel like the name has been severely stigmatized. I have never liked it.
GibsonGirl  9/7/2011
I think this is a fantastic name! It's NOT blasphemous. As far as its association with Ms. Ciccone, why is that a bad thing? She's a very talented and intelligent person who has a long history of contributing to charities. I like that she seems very confident and think that would be a great message to pass on to a child, that they shouldn't be ashamed of or afraid to be themselves.
aeolian  2/6/2010
Catholics don't name their children Madonna; that would be blasphemous. I live in Ireland and nobody here would be called Madonna. I find it strange that there are more comments that this name shouldn't be used because of the singer rather than because "Madonna" is a title reserved for Mary alone.
― Anonymous User  11/29/2009
Whomever stated that Roman Catholics don't name their children Madonna is misguided: this is my aunt's name, and she as well as my grandparents were/are practicing Catholics.
turtlepie  1/31/2011
I associate this name with a spoiled, pretentious pop diva. It's almost like naming your little girl "Princess". It just doesn't go with the flow. It was a name in a painting, it should have just stayed there. All due respect, all those who are called Madonna, please take no offense. :)
_0TophasNails_1  10/15/2008
I think this name is blasphemous to use and it should be reserved for the Virgin Mary. And there's the even worse connotation with the singer Madonna. It was Madonna that made the name completely taboo. This name will equal bullying for life.
bananarama  7/29/2008
This name will be associated with the singer for a long time to come, and everyone will assume that anyone born some time after 1983 named Madonna was named after Madonna Ciccone. I absolutely loathe Madonna, and the name is tacky in and of itself. It's extra-tacky to name someone after her.
slight night shiver  4/29/2008
I'm actually quite surprised that nobody has mentioned the Beatles song, Lady Madonna!
Pippin  3/15/2008
I don't really think of Madonna when I say or hear this name, but still, it will always have a big connection. I don't really like this name, it just doesn't sound very good to me.
dreamgirl54  1/6/2008
Don't name your child this. She will be too closely associated with Madonna Ciccone.
CharlieRob  5/10/2007
Madonna will be linked with that whore Madonna Louise Ciccone. So if you name your child this consider the consequences?
― Anonymous User  4/13/2007
A friend of mine, born like me in the late sixties, was baptized Madonna Nathalie, but dropped her first name in the late eighties, when people started assuming she had changed it to match the pop stars'. Kind of a bummer for her and other folks who got this name before it was indelibly associated with one person - it's like her own name got stolen from her.
elizabeth hamlet  3/25/2007
I like this name, but the singer Madonna makes me wrinkle my nose.
7up  3/2/2007
I don't like this name, I never even knew it was a real name untill I was about 17, lol. It doesn't go well with any age either. Imagine you're rocking a little baby in your arms and calling her Madonna!
lacey24  1/31/2007
I love this name, but then again Madonna ruined it. But no matter what, I will always have a liking to this name.
melodyprayer  11/4/2006
I know this is a real name and was way before Madonna came along, but it just reminds me of her too much, and when I hear that name for someone other than the singer, I sort of think why did they name their child after a pop singer. Again, Madonna (singer) ruined it for me.
― Anonymous User  10/26/2006
Madonna's real name is Madonna Louise Veronica Ciccone. I think I would have liked this name but the woman Madonna trashed the name for all of us.
― Anonymous User  7/27/2006
Although a beautiful name, I think Madonna is and will always be linked too closely to the absolutely wonderful and inspirational performer!
Tergirl3  6/5/2006
I have NEVER liked this name and no thanks to singer Madonna, the nasty little girl who puts women in a bad spotlight. >:(
― Anonymous User  9/16/2005

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