What does Magdalena mean?
Magdalena [mag-da-le-na] as a girls' name is pronounced mag-da-LEE-nah. It is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Magdalena is "woman from Magdala". Biblical: Mary Magdalene came from the Magdala area near the sea of Galilee.
(female) Magdalein, Magdalera, ..
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How popular is Magdalena?
Magdalena is a very prominent first name for females (#703 out of 4276, Top 16%) and also a very prominent last name for all people (#74164 out of 150436, Top 49%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Presented below is the birth name statistics of Magdalena for girls. Magdalena reached its apex rank of #367 in the U.S. in the 1880s, and is at #976 presently. (2014 U.S. SSA Records)
Below is a graphed comparison of the usage of Magdalena and related names. Popular varying forms of Magdalena (#976 in 2014) listed in the Top 2000 are Alena (#617 in 2014), Madeline (#89), Magda, Magdalen, Magdalene (#1636) and Magdaline. Other variants, like Magdelina, are seldom used. Usage of these relations of Magdalena reached its most widespread in the year 2008 (average #1376) and is somewhat less today (#1331, down 31.3%). Madeline is the firm favorite, although Alena seems to be becoming a favorite too.
Recommended names are Adalena, Fredalena, Madalaina, Madaleine, Madalena, Madalene, Madalyn, Madalynn▲, Maddelena, Madelena, Madelene, Madelina, Madena, Madlen, Magaley, Magdala, Magdolna, Malena, Mandalin (see Mandoline), Mandaline, Mandalyn, Mandalynn, Maralina, Marialena, Marielena, Marilena, Marlena, Marsalina, Maydena, Migdalia and Migdalla (see Migdalia). These names tend to be less commonly used than Magdalena.