Meaning and name origin
Magdalena \m(a)-gdale-na, mag-da-lena\ as a girl's 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.
Magdalena is a very popular first name for females (#703 out of 4276, Top 16%) and a slightly less popular surname or last name for all people (#81672 out of 88799, Top 92%) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Magdalena for girls. Magdalena reached its highest rank of #365 in the U.S. in 1880-1889. (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Magdalena and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Madeline (#89), Alena (#617), Magdalena (#976), Magdalene and Magdalen. (2014 statistics).
Magdalena▼ is also pronounced similarly to Magdalina, Magdaline, Magdalini and Magdelina. Other suggested similar baby names are Madalena, Magdala and Magdolna. These names tend to be less commonly used than Magdalena.