Madeleine

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French Madeleine, cognate with English Magdalene.

Proper noun[edit]

Madeleine

  1. A female given name.
    • 1967 Joan G. Robinson, When Marnie Was There, HarperCollins (2014), ISBN 978-0-00-759135-0, page 185:
      "We've been making up the most glamorous names for you, Marguerite and Marlene and Madeleine―"
      "And Melanie and Marianne and Marietta," put in Jane.

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin Magdalena.

Proper noun[edit]

Madeleine f

  1. A female given name, equivalent to English Magdalene.
    • 1857 Gustave Flaubert, Madame Bovary: Part II, Chapter III: (translation by Eleanor Marx-Aveling)
      — M. Léon, disait le pharmacien, avec qui j’en causais l’autre jour, s’étonne que vous ne choisissiez point Madeleine, qui est excessivement à la mode maintenant.
      Mais la mère Bovary se récria bien fort sur ce nom de pécheresse.
      "Monsieur Leon," said the chemist, "with whom I was talking about it the other day, wonders you do not chose Madeleine. It is very much in fashion just now."
      But Madame Bovary, senior, cried out loudly against this name of a sinner.

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References[edit]

  • [1] MeilleursPrénoms, based on INSEE data: 144 594 females named Madeleine in France in 1900 - 2009, with the popularity peak in 1920. Accessed on March 29th, 2011.

German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French Madeleine.

Proper noun[edit]

Madeleine

  1. A female given name.

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Norwegian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French Madeleine.

Proper noun[edit]

Madeleine

  1. A female given name.

Related terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • [2] Statistisk sentralbyrå, Namnestatistikk: 1785 females with the given name Madeleine living in Norway on January 1st 2011. Accessed on March 29th 2011.

Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French Madeleine. First recorded as a Swedish name in 1788.

Alternative forms[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Madeleine

  1. A female given name.

Related terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • Roland Otterbjörk: Svenska förnamn, Almqvist & Wiksell 1996, ISBN 91-21-10937-0
  • [3] Statistiska centralbyrån: 21 874 females with the given name Madeleine living in Sweden on December 31st, 2010. Accessed on March 29th, 2011.