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What does Magdelena mean?

Magdelena Pronunciation of Magdelena [magde-le-na] as a girls' name has its root in Greek, and the name Magdelena means "woman from Magdala". Magdelena is an alternate spelling of Magdalena (Greek).

Associated with: greek.


Magdelena has 3 variants: Magdalen, Magdalene and Magdeline.

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Middle name pairings:
Magdelena Lorena (M.L.), ..

How popular is Magdelena?

Magdelena is an uncommonly occurring first name for women. Magdelena is an unusual surname too for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Prominent variation forms of Magdelena (not ranked) listed in the Top 2000 are Magdalena (#1103 the previous year), Magdalene (#1807) and Magdalen. Adoption of these relations of Magdelena was widespread among parents in the 1880s (usage of 0.04%) and has become much lower since (usage 0.01%, 64.9%), with the version Magdalena falling out of fashion. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Magdalen, Magdalena, Magdalene in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Magdelena and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Magdelena is pronounced similarly to Magdalina, Magdaline, Magdalini, Magdeleine and Magdelina. Other recommended names are Angelena, Jardeena (see Jardina), Madalena, Madalene, Maddelena, Madeleine, Madelena, Madelene, Madelina, Madeline, Madella, Madelon, Madelyn, Madelyne, Madelynn, Madena, Madlen, Magdala, Magdolna, Malena, Mandelin, Marcelina, Mareena, Marialena, Marielena, Marilena, Marleena, Marlena, Marteena, Maveena, Maydena, Migdalia, Migdalla (see Migdalia), Miguelina and Raelena. These names tend to be more frequently used than Magdelena.

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