I used to quite like Madison, but when I saw this I just thought how much prettier, more unusual and less masculine it was. Plus I still get to keep my favourite nickname, Maddie!

Madigan is the anglicization of an Irish surname Ó Madagáin, a personal name that may be derived from madra meaning "dog" + a diminutive suffix. As a first name, it first started being used with any regularity for girls in the late 20th century, riding the coattails of other similar sounding names like Madison and Madeline.
See Also: Maddigan, Madden

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