Name: Madonna

Origin and Meaning of the Name Madonna

  • Meaning:
    My lady
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  • Pronunciation:
    (mah DAW nah); (mah DON ah)
  • Form of:
    Itself (Madonna)
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Miscellaneous Info for Madonna

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  • Used in:
    English speaking countries
  • Additional Info:
    From Old Italian, ma (my) and donna (lady).
    It is an Italian title of the Virgin Mary applied to countless Renaissance paintaings of a beautiful young woman (with or without an infant), representing the mother of Christ.
    Its use as a given name is fairly recent, arising among Americans of Italian descent.

    Since the 1980s, the name has been mostly associated with American pop singer Madonna Ciccone.

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