What does Madison mean?

Definitions for Madison
ˈmæd ə sənmadi·son

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Madison, James Madison, President Madisonnoun

    4th President of the United States; member of the Continental Congress and rapporteur at the Constitutional Convention in 1776; helped frame the Bill of Rights (1751-1836)

  2. Madison, capital of Wisconsinnoun

    capital of the state of Wisconsin; located in the southern part of state; site of the main branch of the University of Wisconsin


  1. Madisonnoun

    A form of line dance

  2. Madisonnoun

    The capital city of Wisconsin, USA.

  3. Madisonnoun

    popular since 1984 when it appeared as the name of a mermaid in the film Splash.

  4. madisonnoun

    A two-man track cycling event in which partners take turns to race round the track a number of times, and then must exchange places with a partner by means of a hand sling.

  5. Madisonnoun

    An English matronymic surname from Middle English Madde + -son.

  6. Madisonnoun

    James Madison, a Founding Father and 4th President of the United States.

  7. Madisonnoun

    A locale in the United States; all named for James Madison unless otherwise indicated. The capital city of Wisconsin, United States and the county seat of Dane County. A city in Alabama. A city in Arkansas. A city, the county seat of Madison County, Florida. A city in Georgia. A city in Illinois. A city, the county seat of Jefferson County, Indiana. A city in Kansas. A city, the county seat of Lac qui Parle County, Minnesota; named for Madison, Wisconsin. A city in Mississippi. A city in Missouri. A city, the county seat of Madison County, Nebraska; named for its county, itself for James Madison. A city, the county seat of Lake County, South Dakota; named for Madison, Wisconsin. A city, the county seat of Boone County, West Virginia. A town in Connecticut. A town in Maine. A town in New Hampshire. A town in New York and a village within that town. A town in North Carolina. A town, the county seat of Madison County, Virginia; named for the landowning Madison family, of which James Madison is a descendant. A town in Wisconsin, adjacent to the city of Madison. A borough of New Jersey. A borough of Pennsylvania. A village in Ohio; named for either James Madison or Madison, Connecticut. A census-designated place in Yolo County, California; named for Madison, Wisconsin.

  8. Madisonnoun

    A river in Wyoming and Montana, United States; named for James Madison.

  9. Madisonnoun

    A male given name transferred from the surname.

  10. Madisonnoun

    A female given name transferred from the surname, popular since 1984 when it appeared as the name of a mermaid in the film Splash.

  11. Etymology: Named after Madison Square Garden in New York.


  1. madison

    Madison can refer to several things: 1. Madison: A common unisex name of English origin, generally used for females, it means "child of Matthew" or "child of Maud," depending on the source. 2. Madison: The capital city of the U.S. state of Wisconsin and the county seat of Dane County. 3. Madison: A type of formalized couple dance from the United States, named after Madison Avenue, a major street in New York City. 4. Madison: In the world of cycling, it refers to a type of relay race prominent in track cycling. Without a specific context, Madison could refer to any of the above definitions.


  1. Madison

    Madison is the capital of the U.S. state of Wisconsin and the county seat of Dane County. As of July 1, 2012, Madison had an estimated population of 240,323, making it the second largest city in Wisconsin, after Milwaukee, and the 81st largest in the United States. The city forms the core of the United States Census Bureau's Madison Metropolitan Statistical Area, which includes all of Dane County and neighboring Iowa and Columbia counties. The Madison Metropolitan Statistical Area had a 2010 population of 568,593.

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Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Madison is ranked #1241 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Madison surname appeared 28,411 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 10 would have the surname Madison.

    55% or 15,637 total occurrences were White.
    38.2% or 10,876 total occurrences were Black.
    3% or 855 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    2% or 585 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    0.9% or 264 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    0.6% or 193 total occurrences were Asian.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Madison in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Madison in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of Madison in a Sentence

  1. Findlay Mayor Lydia Mihalik:

    Maybe the Atheist Club in Madison, Wisconsin has nothing better to worry about but our mural in Findlay, but our community is strong because we have belief. We believe in a power greater than ourselves that promises a brighter day is ahead despite our individual struggles. In our community we have many people who practice many faiths and believe many things. I celebrate those elements of my community and refuse to apologize for it.

  2. Daniel Humm:

    At times I thought, well, if we're going bankrupt with Eleven Madison Park, maybe that's the end of a chapter, i actually got to the place where I was comfortable with that idea. I mean, you have to.

  3. Madison Cawthorn:

    James Madison was 25 when he signed the Declaration of Independence.

  4. Bridget Marquardt:

    Hef would be pretty abrasive in the way The Girls said things to Holly Madison, it was very frustrating to live with every day, all of the drama that was going on and the tensions.

  5. Marilyn Monroe:

    I was honored when they asked me to appear at Madison Square Garden. You know, I was a little worried about my voice, but it came out.

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