Meaning:woman from Magdala
Say "oui" to this French version of the English name Madeline, which itself came from the Latin Magdalene (derived from Magdala, home of Mary Magdalene from the New Testament). Madeleine (pronounced MAD-a-lin or MAD-a-lean) ranks as third most popular spelling, after Madeline and Madelyn, and has been on the name charts since the 19th century. As with many things with a French spin, Madeleine has more charm and sophistication than the other spellings.
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Source: Social Security Administration
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