An English name.
It was originally used as a surname and it was often spelled Maddison.
It means “son of Maud“.
It was used as a masculine name. It became popular as a girl’s name after the release of the film “Splash” in 1984.
Other forms of the name are Madyson and Maddison.
Madison is also associated with the Madison Square, in the New York city borough of Manhattan, named after James Madison, the fourth President of the United States of America.
Famous female bearers are Madison Brengle, Madison Riley.
Famous male bearers are Madison Bumgarner, Madison Mason, Madison Cawein.
Madison is a popular name in the United States, Canada, New Zealand and Australia.