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100 Magnificent Middle Names for Madelyn

Jan 10, 2021

100 Magnificent Middle Names for Madelyn

Choosing the perfect middle name for Madelyn…

If you’ve decided to name your baby girl Madelyn, you’ve chosen a beautiful name!

This lovely long girl’s name is right in the sweet spot of being familiar without being overdone.

According to the most recent census, Madelyn was the 72nd most popular girl’s name in the United States.

We’re about to delve into over 100 ideas for a middle name for Madelyn, as well as the meaning of the name, other ways to spell it, how to pronounce it, and cute nicknames!

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Middle Names for Madelyn

One syllable middle names for Madelyn

Check out these excellent choices for middle names that go with Madelyn…

Name meanings are {in brackets} …

  • Madelyn Belle {beautiful}
  • Madelyn Blaire {field dweller}
  • Madelyn Blake {fair or light}
  • Madelyn Brooke {small stream}
  • Madelyn Cove {sheltered bay}
  • Madelyn Eve {life}
  • Madelyn Hart {brave}
  • Madelyn Hayes {brushwood}
  • Madelyn Hope {great expectations}
  • Madelyn Jade {green stone}
  • Madelyn Jane {gracious}
  • Madelyn Kate {pure}
  • Madelyn Lane {pathway}
  • Madelyn Leigh {delicate}
  • Madelyn Mae {goddess of warmth}
  • Madelyn Page {helper}
  • Madelyn Quinn {counsel}
  • Madelyn Rain {abundant blessings}
  • Madelyn Reese {fiery}
  • Madelyn Rose {for your flower child}
  • Madelyn Sage {grayish green herb}
  • Madelyn Sky {limitless}
  • Madelyn Sloan {warrior}

If you want my 2 cents… My favorite name middle names on this one syllable list are Madelyn Hart, Madelyn Lane (the double L sound flows so nicely), and Madelyn Page.

You can’t go wrong with a single-syllable middle name for a 3-syllable first name! It rolls off the tongue. Plus, you don’t have to worry about your baby’s name being too long, particularly if you’ve got a lengthy last name.

We’ll tackle the 2-syllable list in a second.

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Two syllable middle names for Madelyn

Here’s a list of some incredible double syllable names!

If you’re into alliteration (i.e. the M M combo), you’ll love some of these middle names starting with M to go with the first name Madelyn!

Name meanings are {in brackets} …

  • Madelyn Aspen {quaking tree}
  • Madelyn Aubrey {magical being}
  • Madelyn Bridget {strength}
  • Madelyn Charlotte {free woman}
  • Madelyn Clara {clear and bright}
  • Madelyn Danielle {God is judge}
  • Madelyn Elyse {abundance}
  • Madelyn Embry {flat topped hill}
  • Madelyn Emma {whole}
  • Madelyn Hadley {heather clearing}
  • Madelyn Hannah {grace}
  • Madelyn Harper {harp player}
  • Madelyn Hartley {meadow}
  • Madelyn Hazel {of the hazelnut tree}
  • Madelyn Ivy {like the plant}
  • Madelyn Jolie {pretty}
  • Madelyn Lauren {wisdom}
  • Madelyn Lyla {night}
  • Madelyn Mable {lovable}
  • Madelyn Macie {weapon}
  • Madelyn Marie {star of the sea}
  • Madelyn Marley {seaside meadow}
  • Madelyn Mazie {child of light}
  • Madelyn Meadow {freely growing grassland}
  • Madelyn Mercy {compassion}
  • Madelyn Millie {industrious}
  • Madelyn Mollie {rebellious}
  • Madelyn Monet {to be heard}
  • Madelyn Maya {water}
  • Madelyn Nicole {victory}
  • Madelyn Noelle {Christmas}
  • Madelyn Oakley {meadow of oaks}
  • Madelyn Olive {from a tree}
  • Madelyn Raquel {innocent}
  • Madelyn Remy {oarswoman}
  • Madelyn Riley {wood clearing}
  • Madelyn Rowan {reddish brown tree}
  • Madelyn Ruby {strong red stone}
  • Madelyn Ryder {horsewoman}
  • Madelyn Rylee {valiant}
  • Madelyn Sadie {princess}
  • Madelyn Skyler {scholar}
  • Madelyn Taylor {seamstress}
  • Madelyn Valli {winding plant}
  • Madelyn Willow {tree}

My favorite middle names on this 2-syllable list… Madelyn Elyse (I like the double y) and Madelyn Marie (alliteration and has a nice ring to it) are the two that stand out most in my eyes.

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Three syllable middle names for Madelyn

Now for 3 syllable middle names to go with this 3 syllable first name! Here are some more middle names that flow well with a first name Madelyn.

Name meanings are {in brackets} …

  • Madelyn Abigail {my father’s joy}
  • Madelyn Alexandra {defender}
  • Madelyn Alexis {defender}
  • Madelyn Amelia {work}
  • Madelyn Aria {air or melody}
  • Madelyn Athena {goddess}
  • Madelyn Ellery {alder tree}
  • Madelyn Emerson {Emery’s son… uh, daughter}
  • Madelyn Emery {industrious}
  • Madelyn Emilia {excel}
  • Madelyn Everly {brave}
  • Madelyn Fiona {white or fair}
  • Madelyn Harriet {home}
  • Madelyn Juliet {youthful}
  • Madelyn Mackenzie {first born}
  • Madelyn Malia {bitter}
  • Madelyn Melissa {honey bee}
  • Madelyn Melody {song}
  • Madelyn Natasha {birthday}
  • Madelyn Remington {raven}
  • Madelyn Savannah {treeless plain}
  • Madelyn Sierra {mountain range}
  • Madelyn Sophia {wisdom}

My faves… I actually love a lot of these, but these are my top picks: Madelyn Emerson, Madelyn Everly and Madelyn Mackenzie.

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Four syllable middle names for Madelyn

These longer middle names also work beautifully! It’s a 7 syllable first and middle name, which may be too long for some, but may have the perfect ring to others. Here are some beautiful middle names to go with Madelyn…

Name meanings are {in brackets} …

  • Madelyn Alexandria {defender}
  • Madelyn Alexia {defender}
  • Madelyn Ariana {holy}
  • Madelyn Avery {elf king}
  • Madelyn Gabriella {strong woman}
  • Madelyn Isabella {promise}
  • Madelyn Juliana {youthful}
  • Madelyn Liliana {care free}
  • Madelyn Natalia {Christmas day}
  • Madelyn Olivia {olive tree}
  • Madelyn Penelope {weaver}

My favorite 4 syllable middle name for Madelyn is Juliana! My second favorite is Isabella.

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Middle names that don’t work

It hopefully goes without saying that you should choose whichever name combination that you (and your partner) like best.

If you want my take, here it is!

I’d personally steer clear of any middle names that sound too much like Madelyn.

This is especially the case for 3-syllable names that end in the “in” sound (which means they essentially rhyme).

For example: Addison, Ashlyn, Jillian, Brooklyn, Adalynn and Evelyn.

I’m admittedly breaking my own rule of thumb because I really like Madelyn Emerson.

Madelyn name meaning

You may already have a sense of the meaning of the name Madelyn and know that it’s of French and Hebrew origin, but let’s delve a bit deeper!

The name Madelyn, a variation of Madeline, means “woman from Magdala or high tower.”

Where is Magdala, you ask?

Magdala was an ancient city in Israel near a freshwater lake called the Sea of Galilee.

Today, this region of northern Israel is called Migdal.

The old fishing town of Magdala is believed to the birth place of Mary Magdelene.

Who’s she?

Mary Magdelene was a follower of Jesus. It’s debated whether she was a prostitute; though, there isn’t much evidence for this, so don’t let that scare you away from the name Madelyn!

Other ways to spell Madelyn

These spellings of Madelyn are listed in order of popularity according to the U.S. Census:

For reference, Madelyn is #72.

  • Madeline #97
  • Madilyn #319
  • Madeleine #368
  • Madelynn #458
  • Madilynn #535
  • Madalyn #750
  • Madalynn #932

If you don’t like these spellings, you could always create your own variation. Just double the letters D, L, or N. Or, swap out an I or a Y or vise versa. Here are some ideas:

  • Maddeline
  • Maddilyn
  • Madeleinne
  • Madelline
  • Maddilyn

If you choose an unusual spelling, just keep in mind that others are likely to misspell her name and default to the most popular spelling, Madelyn.

Madelyn Pronunciation

Most people pronounce Madelyn “mad-uh-lin”.

If you go with the variation Madeline, most people will say “mad-uh-line” (line rhyming with dine).

If you choose the most French of the spellings, Madeleine, you’ll get a mixed bag of pronunciations. The French will say “mod-len” and Americans will either say “mad-len” or “mad-lin”.

Nicknames for Madelyn

By far, “Maddie” is the most common nickname for Madelyn. It can also be spelled:

  • Maddi
  • Maddy
  • Madi
  • Maddey

Are there nicknames for Madelyn other than Maddie, you ask? Yes! For a less common diminutive, consider:

  • Addie
  • Addy
  • Addey
  • Elyn (pronounced Ellen)
  • Ellie
  • Lyn
  • Lynn
  • Linney
  • Dell
  • Delly
  • Mads
  • Madds
  • Madz
  • Lenny
  • Lenni

If these Madelyn nicknames don’t feel right for your little girl, perhaps you’ll come up with something unique of your own! We have all sorts of nicknames for our baby, none of which sound anything like his actual name!

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Final thoughts on choosing the best middle name for Madelyn

Before you finalize your baby girl’s name, double-check that her initials don’t spell or stand for anything undesirable!

You’ll probably be able to tell at first glance whether the initials spell any words, but consider doing a Google search of the initials to rule out abbreviations as well. Think organizations and medical conditions.

P.S. If you’re not totally sold on the baby name Madelyn, check out this phenomenal list of 250 hippie names! Or, get some more middle name ideas for Aubrey!

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100 Magnificent Middle Names for Madelyn