Madeleine is the proper French spelling of the more common Madeline (like the girl from the children's books). It's elegance and vintage charm are timeless, which is evidenced by how popular it was in the 1880s and again in the 1990s. It also comes with the cutesy nickname Maddy, should Madeleine be too long to yell while chasing a 3-year old.
How popular is Madeleine? Here's how many babies were named Madeleine over time, according to the U.S. Social Security Administration.
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