Type Settlement & Political Subdivision
Scripts Мадрид(Serbian, Bulgarian, Macedonian, Russian, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Tajik, Uzbek, Mongolian Cyrillic) Մադրիդ(Armenian) מדריד(Hebrew) مدريد(Arabic) مادرید(Persian) मद्रिद(Hindi)
Pronounced Pron. /ma.ˈðɾið/(Spanish) /ma.dʁid/(French) /ma.ˈdrid/(Italian, Romanian) /mə.ˈdɹɪd/(English) /ma.ˈdʁɪt/(German) /ˈmɒd.rid/(Hungarian) /ˈmad.rɪt/(Czech) /mɐ.ˈdrʲit/(Russian) /mɑd.ˈɾid/(Armenian)  [key·simplify]
Note In Turkish and Azerbaijani this name is written with a dotted İ. It appears as MADRİD in uppercase and madrid in lowercase.

Meaning & History

From Old Spanish Magerit, itself from Arabic مجريط (Majrit), of uncertain meaning. It may be derived from Arabic مجرى (majra) meaning "watercourse, channel" or from Latin matrix meaning "source, origin (of a river)". This is the name of the capital city of Spain as well as an autonomous community surrounding it.

Related Names

Other Languages & CulturesMadriti(Greek) Magerit(Medieval Spanish) Madryt(Polish) Madryd(Ukrainian)


Entry updated April 23, 2024