Origin of madeleineFr, uncertain or unknown; perhaps after Madeleine Paulmier, 19th-c. French cook
Origin of madeleineFrench, from earler gâteau à la Madeleine, cake à la Madeleine, after the name Madeleine, perhaps that of the person who invented or popularized the cakes.
From French madeleine, earlier gÃ¢teau Ã la Madeleine, of uncertain origin; attributed in some sources to a 19th-century pastry cook Madeleine Paulmier whose existence is now considered dubious. (Compare Oxford English Dictionary, TrÃ©sor de la Langue FranÃ§aise)
- A female given name.