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Gender: F Meaning of Magdalena: "from Magdala" Origin of Magdalena: Greek

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Magdalena is a pretty name forever associated with the fallen-yet-redeemed Mary Magdalen; often heard in the Hispanic community. But forward thinking parents are reviving Magdalena along with Magdalene and the unrelated but similar-sounding Marguerite.

Famous People Named Magdalena

Magdalena Frackowiak, Polish fashion model
Magdalena Lewy-Boulet (born 1973), American runner
Magdalena Maleeva (b. 1975), Bulgarian tennis player
Magdalena Schneider, Austrian actress
Princess Magdalena of Valois, sister of Louis XI of France
Magdalena Jasek, model

Pop Culture References for the Name Magdalena

Magdalena, the title of a song by the rock band A Perfect Circle
Magdalena, a character in the opera Rigoletto
Magdalena, a small town in New Mexico near the Very Large Array (VLA)
Magdalena (nn Lena) main character of Lauren Oliver's novel Delirium
Magdalena Wiik Ullstadius, character from The dung-beetle flies at dusk, by Maria Gripe