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What does Malena mean?

Malena \m(a)-le-na\ as a name for girls is of Hebrew derivation, and the meaning of the name Malena is "woman from Magdala". Malena is a derivative of Madeline (Hebrew): variant of Madeleine.


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.


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 (#unlisted). 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%, down 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)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Lena, Madeline, Magdalena, Marlen, Marlena, Marlene in U.S.

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

Similar Names

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.