What does Magdalene mean?
Magdalene [mag-da-lene] as a girls' name is a Hebrew and Greek name, and the meaning of the name Magdalene is "woman from Magdala". Magdalene is a version of Madeline (Hebrew): variation of Madeleine. Magdalene is also a variant of Magdalena (Greek). See also Alena and Marlene.
Associated with: greek.
(male) Middle name pairings:
Magdalene Novalee (M.N.), ..
How popular is Magdalene?
Magdalene is a very prominent first name for females (#1460 out of 4276, Top 34%) but an uncommon last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)
Magdalene reached its highest rank of #512 in the U.S. in the 1910s, and is at #1807 presently. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its source forms and related girl names. Popular varying forms of Magdalene (#1807 a year ago) are Madeline (#90 a year ago), Madeleine (#301), Madalyn (#570), Alena (#596), Madalynn (#685), Magdalena (#1103), Marlene (#1174), Magdaline, Magdalen, Madelene, Madalene and Madelyne. Other variants, like Magdelina, are seldom used. These forms of Magdalene reached the height of their popularity in the year 2008 (median #1184) and are somewhat less popular today (#1255, ▼32%). Madeline is the continual favorite, though Madalynn has become popular as well over time, while forms such as Magdalena are no longer trendy.
Similar NamesRecommended names are Adalene, Adaline▲, Adilene, Angelene, Cailene, Caraline, Carlene▼, Cataline, Cathaline, Cathlene, Darlene▼, Darylene, Earlene▼, Emalene, Emmalene, Gaylene, Haldane, Jaylene▲, Kailene, Kathlene, Kaylene, Madalaina, Madelayne, Madena, Madilyn▲, Madlin, Maelee, Magaley, Magalie, Maggali, Mahalee, Mandalin (see Mandoline), Mandaline, Mandalyn, Mandalynn, Mandee, Mandolin, Mandoline, Mandolyn, Maralin, Maralina, Maraline, Maralyn, Maralynn (see Marilyn), Marceline, Marcilee, Margarete, Marialena, Mariane, Marianne▼, Marielena, Marilene, Marlee▲, Marleene, Marlele, Marlena, Marlenne, Marline, Marlyne, Marralynn (see Marilyn), Marsalina, Marvadene, Maurene, Maxene, Maylene, Mazarine, Melene, Migdalia, Migdalla (see Migdalia), Natalene, Nataline, Shalene, Talene, Valene and Wendaline. These names tend to be less frequently used than Magdalene.See names in meaning and etymology.