Its source is an Italian expression meaning "My Lady."
The name Madonna ranked 1176th in popularity for females of all ages in a sample of the 1990 US Census.
Though this name has fluctuated in use, it has been quietly present throughout the last century.
In Christian countries this name usually refers to the Virgin Mary, mother of Jesus Christ. In art, it is the name for a type of work that depicts Mary, usually holding or caring for the baby Jesus.
Arts and Music
Madonna (born 1958)
American singer, songwriter and actress. Original name: Madonna Louise Veronica Ciccone.
Four 1998 Video Music Awards winner for Ray of Light: Video of the Year, Female Video, Direction and Choreography ; 1987 MTV Networks award for best video by a female artist, for ''''Papa Don''t Preach'''' (see list of Winners of MTV Video Music Awards)