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Gender: Female Origin of Magda: German variation of Magdalen Meaning of Magdalen: English, "woman from Magdala or high tower"

The name Magda is a girl's name of German origin. Magda and is often added to user-created lists like Old-Fashioned, Vintage, Retro, Classic, Eclectic, Unusual and Uncommon Names for Girls and discussed in our forums with posts like "Quick Question Thread?!".

From the experts:

On "Sex and the City," Magda was the elderly nanny from the old country -- which is what this name sounds like. While Magdalene and Magdalena are enjoying fresh life, Magda still feels dated.

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Famous People Named Magda

Magdolna "Magda" Gabor, Hungarian-American actress and socialite
Magdalene Mary "Magda" Szubanski, Australian actress and comedienne
Magda Apanowicz, Canadian actress
Magda Linette, Polish pro tennis player
Magdelena Patricia "Magda" Foy, American child actress in silent films
Magda von Dolcke, Danish actress; mistress of King Oscar II of Sweden
Magda Genuin, Italian skier
Johanna Maria Magdalena "Magda" Goebbels, wife of Nazi Propaganda Minister Joseph Goebbels
Magda Ilands, Belgian distance runner
Magda László, Hungarian soprano
Magdolna "Magda" Lenkei, Hungarian swimmer
Elena "Magda" Lupescu, mistress and later wife of King Carol II of Romania

Pop Culture References for the name Magda

Magda, Miranda's Ukrainian nanny on TV's "Sex and the City"
Magda Kewley, character from "What Real Life Is"
Magda Eisenhardt, Marvel comic character, wife of Magneto
Magda Singer, America Singer's mother in "The Selection" series by Kiera Cass
Magda, a character from the James Bond film Octopussy
Magda Burlix, a character from The Edge Chronicles books
Magda Czajkowski, character on British soap opera EastEnders
Magda, Rick Spleen's housekeeper on British sitcom Lead Balloon
Magda, Petra Solano's mother on American telenovela "Jane the Virgin"

Magda's International Variations

Magdá (Slavic)