- French: Woman from Magdala; high tower
Madeline is a variation of Magdalene which references the biblical Mary Magdalene. This sweetly old-fashioned name has been on the charts since the late 1800s and made a huge leap in popularity in the mid-1980s and continues to make its presence known on the name charts. Kids will also love the reference to the Madeline series of children's books.
Actress Madeline Kahn, Writer Madeline Baker
Daughter of Stephen Colbert, Daughter of Lea Thompson, Daughter of Doug Savant