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Meaning and name origin

Magdala \m(a)-gda-la, mag-dala\ as a girl's name is of Hebrew and Spanish origin, and the meaning of Magdala is "woman from Magdala; tower". Magdala is a variant of Madeline (Hebrew): variant of Madeleine, which is the French version. Also a variant of Migdalia (Spanish, Hebrew): variant of Migdal, and possibly Madeline (Greek) "from Magdala". See also Alena.


Magdala has 1 variant form: Migdalla.


Magdala is not a popular first name for females and an equally uncommon surname or last name for all people (Source: 2000 U.S. Population Census).

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Magdala and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Madeline (#89), Alena (#617) and Migdalia. (Source: 2014 Birth Name Statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Alena, Madeline, Migdalia in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar baby names are Magdalen, Magdalena, Magdalina and Magdolna. These names tend to be more commonly used than Magdala.