Madison comes from an English surname, meaning "son of Maud." It was first widely used in the USA in the mid 1980's, following the movie Splash, in which the main character, a mermaid, calls herself Madison after the street sign of Madison Avenue in NYC. As of 2010, it has been in the top 10 baby names in the USA for 13 years.
See Also: Madisan, Maddison, Madisyn, Maddisyn

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