What does Malena mean?
Malena /male-na/ [3 sylls.] as a name for girls is of Hebrew derivation, and the meaning of the name Malena is "woman from Magdala". Malena is a version of Madeline (Hebrew): variation of Madeleine. Molena is a familiar last name.
Malena has 1 variant: Malina.
Malena has 28 more related forms via Madeline: Dalanna, Dalenna, Lena▲, Mada, Madalena, Madalene, Maddelena, Madel, Madelena, Madelene, Madelina, Madella, Madena, Madina, Madlen, Madlin, Madlyn, Madzia, Magda, Magdalena▼, Mala, Marleah, Marleen, Marlen, Marlena▼, Marlene▼, Marline and Marlyne.Kreatif forms: Mailena, Mellena, Melna. [more]
How popular is Malena?
Malena is a somewhat popular first name for females (#4221 out of 4276, Top 99%) and an even more popular surname for all people (#43875 out of 150436, Top 29%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Madeline (#89 in 2014), Lena (#279), Magdalena (#976), Marlene, Marlena and Marlen are the prominent alternative forms of Malena (not ranked). Forms like Madena are uncommon. These girl names were at the height of their popularity during 1930-1939 (usage of 0.4682%) and have become much less popular since (usage 0.276%, ▼41%), with the versions Marlene, Marlena and Magdalena becoming less in vogue. Lena (#279) and Madeline (#89) are two of the more chic girl names among these, and there is a rekindling in baby name usage for both names. Shown below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Malena and associated names. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)
Malena is pronounced similarly to Malana, Mallina, Melana, Meleana, Meleena, Melina▲, Milana▲, Mileena and Milena▲. Other recommended similar baby names are Dalena, Galena, Jalena, Kalena, Makena▼, Malea, Maleia, Marena, Maxena, Maylene, Melene, Mylene, Salena, Talena, Valena and Yalena. These names tend to be less commonly used than Malena.