What does Magdalena mean?
Magdalena /mag-dale-na/ [4 sylls.] 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.
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. Census)
Presented below is the birth name popularity of Magdalena for girls. Magdalena reached its apex rank of #365 in the U.S. in the 1880s, and is at #976 presently. (2014 Birth Statistics)
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 1000 are Alena (#617 in 2014), Madeline (#89), Magdalen and Magdalene. Variants like Magdalina are seldom used. Usage of these girl names reached its most widespread during the years 1890-1899 (usage of 0.4388%) and is now much lower (usage 0.2636%, down 39.9%), with the versions Magdalen, Magdalena and Magdalene becoming less stylish. Alena (#617) and Madeline (#89) are two of the more trendy birth names in this compilation, and there is also a resurgence in baby name usage for Madeline. (2014 Birth Statistics)