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).