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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 has 4 variant forms: Magdalen, Magdalene, Magdelena and Magdeline.

For more information, see also related girl names Alena, Magda and Madeline.


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).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Magdalena name in U.S.

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

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).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Alena, Madeline, Magdalen, Magdalena, Magdalene in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Alena, Madeline, Magdalena outside U.S.

Similar Names

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.