Madelyn Meaning and Origin

Madelyn is a girl’s name of French origin, meaning “woman from Magdala or high tower.” It is a variant of the name Madeleine, which itself is a French form of Magdalene, meaning “woman from Magdala”, a town in ancient Israel. The name Madelyn has been used in the United States since at least the late 19th century, but it didn’t become popular until the 21st century. Famous people with the name Madelyn include Madelyn Dunham, the grandmother of former U.S. President Barack Obama, and Madelyn Pugh, an American television writer who co-created the popular sitcom “I Love Lucy”.

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