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Madison (pronunciation: /ˈmædɪsən/) is a popular name in English-speaking countries. It is derived from the surname Madison, which means "son of Maud" in English. The name has been used for both boys and girls, but it is more commonly used for girls.


The name Madison is of English origin and means "son of Maud". It was originally a surname before becoming a popular first name. The name Maud is a variant of Matilda, which means "mighty in battle".

Related Terms

  • Maud: An old English name from which Madison is derived. It means "mighty in battle".
  • Matilda: The name from which Maud is derived. It is of Germanic origin and means "mighty in battle".
  • Surname: A name added to a person's given name and is part of a personal name. In many cultures, surnames are passed from parents to children.
  • Given name: A personal name that is given to a person by their parents at birth or baptism. It is also known as a first name or forename.


The name Madison is pronounced as /ˈmædɪsən/. The first syllable is pronounced like "mad", the second syllable is pronounced like "is" in "his", and the third syllable is pronounced like "sun".

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