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From Middle English Madde (Maud) + -son.

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Madison (countable and uncountable, plural Madisons)

  1. An English surname originating as a matronymic; (US politics) used specifically of James Madison (1751–1836), a Founding Father and fourth president of the United States.
    • 2011 October 28, Alonzo L. Hamby, “Would Jefferson Make the Cut?”, in The New York Times:
      Clearly quite a number of past chief executives would have been TV washouts. Jefferson, for example, is acknowledged to have been a terrible public speaker, Madison an unimpressive little man in voice and appearance.
  2. A locale in the United States; all named for James Madison unless otherwise indicated.
    1. The capital city of Wisconsin, United States, and the county seat of Dane County.
    2. A city in Alabama.
    3. A city in Arkansas.
    4. A census-designated place in Yolo County, California; named for Madison, Wisconsin.
    5. A town in Connecticut.
    6. A city, the county seat of Madison County, Florida.
    7. A city, the county seat of Morgan County, Georgia.
    8. A city in Illinois.
    9. A city, the county seat of Jefferson County, Indiana.
    10. A city in Kansas.
    11. A town in Maine.
    12. A city, the county seat of Lac qui Parle County, Minnesota; named for Madison, Wisconsin.
    13. A city in Mississippi.
    14. A city in Missouri.
    15. A city, the county seat of Madison County, Nebraska; named for its county, itself for James Madison.
    16. A town in New Hampshire.
    17. A borough in Morris County, New Jersey.
    18. A town in New York and a village within that town.
    19. A town in North Carolina.
    20. A village in Ohio; named for either James Madison or Madison, Connecticut.
    21. A borough in Pennsylvania.
    22. A city, the county seat of Lake County, South Dakota; named for Madison, Wisconsin.
    23. A town, the county seat of Madison County, Virginia; named for the landowning Madison family, of which James Madison is a descendant.
    24. A city, the county seat of Boone County, West Virginia.
    25. A town in Wisconsin, adjacent to the city of Madison (listed above).
    26. A number of townships in the United States, listed under Madison Township.
  3. A river in Wyoming and Montana, United States; named for James Madison.
  4. A male given name transferred from the surname.
  5. A female given name transferred from the surname, popular since 1984 when it appeared as the name of a mermaid in the film Splash.

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English Wikipedia has an article on:

Madison (plural Madisons)

  1. A particular line dance commonly danced to the Ike & Tina Turner song Nutbush City Limits.
  2. Alternative spelling of madison





  1. Rōmaji transcription of マディソン