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FOR REAL: Madison was originally a surname meaning "son of Maud." Maud is a medieval short form of Matilda, which comes from the Germanic Mahthildis. This name stems from Germanic elements meaning "strength" and "battle." Madison didn't become popular as a fist name until the 1980s, where it was probably the movie "Splash," starring Daryl Hannah that influenced its popularity. Hannah plays a mermaid who takes the name Madison after the street in New York City.

diminutives: Maddy, Madi

related names: Maud, Matilda

Other recorded spellings: Maddison, Madisyn, Madyson, Madisen, Mattison, Madysen, Madisson, Madissen, Matison, Maddisen, Madysen, Maddisyn, Madasyn, Maddyson