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What does Magdala mean?

Magdala /mag-da-la/ as a name for girls. Magdala's root is Hebrew, and the meaning of the name Magdala is "woman from Magdala; tower". Magdala is an alternate form, with the prefix Mag-, of Madeline (Hebrew): variation of Madeleine. Magdala is also a form of Migdalia (Spanish, Hebrew). See also Alena.


Magdala has 1 variant: Migdalla.

Magdala has 19 more related forms via Madeline, Migdalia: Mada, Madalena, Madalyn, Madel, Madella, Madena, Madina, Madzia, Magda, Magdalen, Magdalena, Magdalene, Magdalina, Magdaline, Magdalini, Magdelina, Magdolna, Maidel and Mala.

Kreatif forms:
(female) Magdama, Magdasa, ..

(male) Magdalak, Maghal, ..

How popular is Magdala?

Magdala is an uncommonly occurring given name for females. Magdala is also an uncommon last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Shown below is an analysis of the history of the girl name Magdala and associated names. Popular varying forms of Magdala (not ranked) are Madeline (#89 a year ago), Madalyn (#518), Alena (#617), Magdalena (#976), Magdalene (#1636), Migdalia, Magdaline, Magda, Mada and Magdalen. Other forms, like Magdolna, are uncommon. These forms of Magdala were popular as birth names a decade ago (median #1392) and are somewhat less widespread today (#1383, 34% less usage). Madeline has generally been popular among parents, although Alena appears to be gaining favor too. (Top Baby Names, 2014)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Alena, Mada, Madalyn, Madeline, Magda in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Magdalen, Magdalena, Magdalene, Magdaline, Migdalia in U.S.

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

Similar Names


Recommended names are Adala, Addala, Brandala (see Brandy), Cadhla, Camala, Candela, Fadila, Kaala, Maaja, Macaela, Mackayla, Madera, Madira, Madona, Madora, Madra, Mafalda, Maffalda, Magaley, Magali, Magalie, Magaly, Magdelena, Maggali, Magli, Magnilda, Magnolia, Mahala, Mahalah, Mahali, Mahalia, Mahalla, Mahalya, Maida, Makara, Makayla, Makyla, Malana, Manda, Mandalin (see Mandoline), Mandalyn, Mandisa, Manuela, Maraya, Marcela, Marcila, Marella, Margalo, Marial, Mariana, Mariela, Marilla, Marla, Marlana, Marmara, Marsala, Marsalla, Marvela, Masada, Matana, Mayana, Mayda, Maydena, Michala, Miguela, Mohala, Mykala, Natala, Pamala, Samala and Sammala. These names tend to be more frequently used than Magdala.