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What does Magda mean?

Magda Pronunciation of Magda [mag-da] as a girls' name is pronounced MAG-dah. It is of Slavic and German origin. Nickname of Magdalena (Greek) "from Magdala" or Maida (Old English) "maiden".

Related girl name: Madeline.

Associated with: greek, old.


9 related forms via Magdalena, Maida: Maddie, Maddy, Mady, Magdalen, Maidel, Maidie, Mayda, Maydena and Maydey.

Creative forms:
(female) Magla, Malda, ..

(male) Magdag, Magno, ..

Middle name pairings:
Magda Lillyanna (M.L.), ..

How popular is Magda?

Magda is a very prominent first name for women (#1341 out of 4276, Top 31%) and also a very prominent surname for all people (#25169 out of 150436, Top 17%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Magda reached its highest position of #1558 in the U.S. in the 1960s, but is not in the list currently. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Magda name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Magda outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with similar and related girl names. Maddie (#1058 in recent rankings), Madeline (#90), Magdalen, Magdalena (#1103), Maida and Maidie are the prominent varying forms of Magda. These forms of Magda were popular with parents 7 years ago (usage of 0.41%) and are somewhat less popular today (usage 0.26%, 35.8%), with the form Magdalena becoming less fashionable.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Magda, Maddie, Madeline, Magdalen, Magdalena in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Maida, Maidie in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Madeline outside U.S.

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Dada, Darda, Faida, Fayda, Gada, Jaida, Jayda, Lada, Lauda, Maaja, Mada, Madra, Maeja, Mag, Magdala, Maggi, Maggy, Magli, Maguy, Mahra, Maiga, Maira, Maisa, Maiya, Maja, Majida, Malea, Malia, Malka, Malva, Manda, Mandi, Mando, Mandy, Manya, Marfa, Marga, Maria, Marja, Marla, Marra, Marva, Marya, Masada, Mata, Matha, Maud, Maude, Maura, Mayde, Mayra, Maysa, Meda, Minda, Mlada, Nada, Nagida, Narda, Randa, Sada, Saida, Sanda, Sayda, Tada, Tadda, Valda, Vanda, Varda, Walda, Wanda, Warda, Zada, Zaida, Zanda and Zayda. These names tend to be less frequently used than Magda.

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