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Gender: F Meaning of Magdalene: "woman from Magdala or high tower" Origin of Magdalene: Spelling variation of Magdalen

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This name made famous in the New Testament has gone from crusty grandma to sleek and chic in recent years, or is it months? The name's image is perhaps helped by the fact that Mary Magdalene was one of the most intriguing women inthe Bible, both a saint and a sinner.

Famous People Named Magdalene

Magdalene Fischer, one of the quints in the first surviving American quintuplets
Laura Magdalene Eisenhower, great-granddaughter of US President Dwight D. Eisenhower

Pop Culture References for the Name Magdalene

Magdalene Defoe, the real name of Blind Mag from Repo! The Genetic Opera
Magdalene, a song by Akira Yamaoka
Magdalene College, Cambridge (pronounced maud-lin)