Let's Get Ready for Baby! Sign up for our monthly pregnancy email series, and you'll get regular updates on your baby's development, helpful timelines to get ready for their arrival, must-have baby needs and so much more! PLUS, you'll get instant access to the MomsWhoThink "Ultimate Guide to Baby Naming in 2022." CLICK HERE to get started!

Madden is probably more well known as a surname given the popularity of the Madden football video game affiliated with the football player, coach and longtime sportscaster, John Madden. It is however a really fun, gender-neutral name that is unique. Keep reading to find out more about this baby name.

Meaning of the name Madden:

Irish: Little dog

Origin of the name Madden:

Irish. Madden was originally an Irish surname; it is the anglicized version of “Madadhan.”

Symbolism of the name Madden:

Madden symbolizes the loyalty, compassion, and frivolity that is represented in the meaning “little dog.” Regardless of the gender, they tend to make wonderful friends.

baby name Madden

Style of the name Madden:

Classic

Gender of the name Madden:

Although Madden is more prominent as a boy's name, it is gaining popularity as a unisex name.

Pronunciation of the name Madden:

mad-den

Syllables in the name Madden:

Two

Emotion evoked from the name Madden:

The name Madden evokes a feeling of love, loyalty, and compassion.

Alternative spellings for the name Madden:

Madan, Maddan, Maddin, Maddon, Maddyn, Maden, Madin, Madon, Madyn

Nicknames for the name Madden:

Maddy, Matty, Mad, Madd, Maddie

Popularity of the name Madden:

According to the Social Security Administration index, Madden was the 814th most popular boy name in 2020. It has not been ranked in the top 1,000 girl's names yet.

Related names for the name Madden:

Madigan, Maddox, Maverick

Great middle names for Madden and their meanings:

Famous people with the name Madden:

  • Madden (singer)
  • Maddenmainly a surname therefore very few famous people have it as a given name.

Madden in movies/pop culture:

  • Madden (football video game named for John Madden)