Origin:French
Popularity:782
Meaning:woman from Magdala
From the buttery French biscuit to the little girl who walked in two straight lines, everything about this French girl's name is sweet. Madeleine, which comes from the Latin name Magdalene, has an air of easy sophistication, which is probably due to the traditional French spelling—Madeline is the English version. The name means "woman from Magdala" and is associated with Mary Magdalene, a figure in the Christian Bible who hailed from Magdala and was a disciple of Jesus. Today, she's considered a saint by Catholic, Anglican, Lutheran, and Eastern Orthodox churches.

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