What does Magdalena mean?
Magdalena /mag-dale-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.
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. Other variants, like Magdalina, are seldom used. Usage of these relations of Magdalena reached its most widespread during the years 1890-1899 (average #561) and is somewhat less today (#736, down 39.9%), with the versions Magdalen, Magdalena and Magdalene becoming less stylish. Madeline is the firm favorite, although Alena seems to be becoming a favorite too. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Recommended similar baby names are Adalena, Fredalena, Madalaina, Madaleine, Madalena, Madalene, Madalyn, Madalynn, Maddelena, Madelena, Madelene, Madelina, Madena, Madlen, Magaley, Magdala, Magdolna, Maighdlin, Malena, Mandalin, Mandaline, Mandalyn, Mandalynn, Maralina, Marialena, Marielena, Marilena, Marlena, Marsalina, Maydena, Migdalia and Migdalla. These names tend to be less commonly used than Magdalena.