November 23, 2014 § 3 Comments
English last name, meaning “son of Maud“. So, given that, it’s a bit strange that people started using it for girls as well as boys.
VARIATIONS and NICKNAMES:
For girls: Madi, Maddie, Maddison, Maddy, Madyson, Madisyn, etc.
For boys: Madeson, Maddeson, Maddesonne, Maddison, Maddyson, Madison, Madyson, etc.
REFERENCES IN LITERATURE:
– Madison Bowers, the best voice teacher in Chicago, in The Song of the Lark by Willa Cather (written in 1915 and set in the 1890s).
– Madison Cawein (1865-1914), American poet.
– Madison Jones (b. 1925), American novelist.