Gender: Female Meaning of Magdalena: "from Magdala" Origin of Magdalena: Greek Magdalena's Popularity in 2019: #960

Magdalena Origin and Meaning

The name Magdalena is a girl's name of Greek, Czech origin meaning "from Magdala".

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.

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Rank in US: #960

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helenarosa Says:


Love this name! Would love to name a daughter Magdalena Catharina and have her nickname be Maggie the Cat <3

FantasyandPrayer Says:


Ok Dally is awesome :O

morning_glory Says:


I like with with the nn Meg.

lks1000 Says:


I really like this name, some nickname possibilities are Mag, Maggie, Magda, Magdala, Dala, Dalen, Dally, and Lena. Says:


One of my favourites it is very feminine and elegant with a biblical touch. Lots of nicknames and I'm a big fan.

indiefendi2 Says:


a gorgeous classic yet not "old" name. it rolls off the tongue just how I like it!

helenmagdalena Says:


Magdalena is my middle name and I never thought anyone else had this name until now!

FableJuno2222 Says:


it is a very long name perfect for a middle name

EW314 Says:


A very popular name in Poland, with spunky nickname Magda. I think this is one of the most transferable Polish names: no foreign characters, intuitive to say and spell, and has a different-yet familiar sound. I really like it!

TulliaCicero Says:


I had a great-great-grandmother w/this name, although I much prefer Maddalena.

Beth Says:


Love the name, but the heavy religious associations make me hesitant to ever use it.

Luísa Says:


FAVORITE! Though, I spell Madalena.

itshelenh_ Says:


This is my middle name!!

Kailagood Says:


cant decide if i like this or magnolia better for a long name to get to maggie

Guest Says:


This name is one of my favorites.

mabespark Says:


Great nickname possibilities - from Maggie to Lena.