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What does Malena mean?

Malena \m(a)-le-na\ as a name for girls. The meaning of the name Malena is "woman from Magdala". Malena is a derivative of Madeline (Hebrew). Not widely used as a birth 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.


Malena is a somewhat popular first name for females (#4221 out of 4276, Top 99%) and an even more popular surname for all people (#39994 out of 88799, Top 45%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Shown below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Malena and associated names. Madeline (#89 in 2014), Lena (#279), Magdalena (#976), Marlene, Marlena and Marlen are the prominent alternative forms of Malena (#unlisted). This girl name was at the height of its popularity during the years 1930-1939 and has become much less popular since, 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, with both names enjoying a rekindling in usage. (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.