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Origin: Liberia
Region Origin: Western Africa

The name Madison has its origins in British culture and is derived from the words "maht," which means strength, and "hiltja," which means fight. It is a gender-neutral name that was initially an English surname, meaning "son of Matthew" or "son of Maud". The name gained popularity as a given name in the United States, and at one point, it was among the top 5 most popular girls' names in the country. The meaning of Madison can also be interpreted as "son of Matthew" or "son of Maud". In Old High German, the name is derived from the words "maht," meaning strength, and "hiltja," meaning fight. Since Madison is the "son of Matthew," and Matthew means "gift from God," Madison may also signify "gift from God". The name has been used as a surname, place name, and even as a presidential name.

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