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

Magda Origin and Meaning

The name Magda is a girl's name of German origin.

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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Magda's International Variations

Magdá (Slavic)


LowSlash Says:


I love Magda! It isn't a common name where I live, so I don't have any age associations with it. I think it sounds fresher than the longer/frillier versions of the name.

indiefendi2 Says:


Call it "old" but there is something I unflinchingly love about Magda. I think it's spunky. Supermodel Magdalena Frackowiak might have something to do with it.

Glowingrain Says:


I don't think of it as Old-Lady like at all, I feel it's young and nice. The two Magda's I've met have all been under 18.

kpearl8 Says:


I actually like it as a more no-nonsense version of Magdalene, but with the same sound and feel. I've never heard it before and so don't have any impression of it as an old lady name.