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What does Malena mean?

Malena Pronunciation of Malena [male-na] 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.


Malena has 1 variant: Malina.

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.

Creative forms:
(female) Maleda, Malema, ..

(male) Malela, Malema, ..

Middle name pairings:
Malena Sarah (M.S.), ..

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. Demographics)

Malena reached its apex rank of #1391 in the U.S. in 2002, and is at #1997 presently. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Malena name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Malena outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Madeline (#90 in recent rankings), Lena (#272), Magdalena (#1103), Marlene (#1174), Malina (#1538), Marlena, Madalene, Marline, Marlen, Marleen, Mada, Madelene, Madlyn and Magda are the prominent alternative forms of Malena (#1997 in recent rankings). Other forms, like Madel, are uncommon. These relations of Malena were popular as baby names 85 years ago (median #1383) and are somewhat less common today (#1611, 29%), with versions like Magdalena going out of style.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Malena, Lena, Mada, Madalene, Madelene in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Madeline, Madlyn, Magda, Magdalena, Malina in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Marleen, Marlen, Marlena, Marlene, Marline in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Malena is pronounced similarly to Malana, Malaney, Malanie, Mallina, Melaina, Melana, Melani, Melania, Melany, Meleana, Meleena, Melina, Mellina, Meloni, Melony, Milana, Mileena, Milena and Miliana. Other recommended names are Adalena, Alena, Allena, Analena, Caleena, Calina, Carena, Dalene, Darlena, Delena, Halea, Jalea, Jalena, Julena, Kadena, Kaleena, Kalena, Kalene, Madera, Madona, Maelynn, Makenna, Malea, Maleia, Malika, Malinda, Malkia, Malvina, Marcena, Mareina, Maren, Marlana, Marleni, Marlina, Masina, Matana, Mavina, Maxena, Maxina, Mayana, Maydena, Maylene, Melene, Melvena, Mena, Mladena, Mylene, Olena, Shalena, Talena, Talene, Talona, Valena, Valina, Varena and Yelena. These names tend to be less commonly used than Malena.

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