Meaning and name origin
Malena \m(a)-le-na\ as a girl's name is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Malena is "woman from Magdala". Malena is a variant of Madeline (Hebrew): variant of Madeleine, which is the French version.
Malena has 1 variant form: Malina.
Malena is a somewhat popular first name for females (#4221 out of 4276, Top 99%) and an even more popular surname or last name for all people (#39994 out of 88799, Top 45%) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Malena and its variant forms. The only popular variation form ranked in the Top 1000/100 is Madeline (#89). (2014 statistics).
Malena is also pronounced similarly to Malana, Mallina, Melana, Meleana, Meleena, Melina▲, Milana, Mileena and Milena. Other suggested similar baby names are Dalena, Galena, Jalena, Kalena, Madena, Makena▼, Malea, Maleia, Marena, Marlena▼, Maxena, Maylene, Melene, Mylene, Salena, Talena, Valena and Yalena. These names tend to be less commonly used than Malena.