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Madge is an old-fashioned name that you don't hear much anymore, but it's the perfect “grandma name” to make a comeback. It was originally a nickname for Margaret, and it pairs well with almost any middle name. It also makes a great middle name itself.

Meaning of the name Madge:

Hebrew: Pearl

Origin of the name Madge:

Madge started out as a nickname for Margaret, which is a Hebrew name that means “pearl.” It's derived from the word “margaron.” Margaret became popular in the Middle Ages and is often associated with queens and saints.

Symbolism of the name Madge:

Because Madge means “pearl,” new parents may find symbolism in its meaning. Pearls are thought to symbolize wisdom and serenity.

baby name Madge

Style of the name Madge:

Traditional

Gender of the name Madge:

Madge is a girl's name.

Pronunciation of the name Madge:

MADJ

Number of syllables in the name Madge:

One

Emotion evoked from the name Madge:

The baby name Madge evokes images of someone who is creative and musical.

Alternative spellings for the name Madge:

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Nicknames for the name Madge:

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Popularity of the name Madge:

According to the Social Security Administration, Madge was a top 1,000 baby name for girls in the United States until 1948. It last ranked at number 934 in 2020.

Related names for the name Madge:

Great middle names for Madge and their meanings:

Famous people with the name Madge:

Madges in popular culture:

  • Madge (character in commercials for Palmolvie
  • Madge Madsen (character on the TV show “The Office”)
  • Madge Undersee (character from the “Hunger Games” franchise)
  • Madge Wildfire (character from the book “The Heart of Midlothian”)
  • Madge Bishop (character on the soap opera “Neighbours”)
  • Madge(character created by Barry Humphries that appeared in decades of books, movies, TV shows and plays)