The name Magdalena is a girl's name of Greek, Czech origin meaning "from Magdala". Magdalena is ranked #955 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Bible Names for Girls and discussed in our forums with posts like "Quintuplets (girls)".
From the experts:
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.