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Gender: Female Meaning of Magdalena: "from Magdala" Origin of Magdalena: Greek Magdalena's Popularity in 2017: #955

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 "Which would you choose?".

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.

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Famous People Named Magdalena

Magdalena of Valois, Princess of France, sister of Louis XI of France
Magdalena Frackowiak, Polish fashion model
Magdalena Lewy-Boulet (born 1973), American runner
Magdalena Maleeva (b. 1975), Bulgarian tennis player
Magdalena Schneider, Austrian actress
Magdalena Jasek, Polish model
Magdalena Carmen Frieda Kahlo y Calderon, birth name of Mexican painter Frida Kahlo
Magdalena Augusta, Princess of Anhalt-Zerbst, Duchess of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg; grandmother of George III of the UK
Magdalena Reuss (Magdalene Pauline) of Köstritz, Princess consort of Hubertus of Prussia
Magdalena Abakanowicz, Polish sculpturer and painter
Magdalena Cielecka, Polish actress
Magdalena Pokora aka Magda Femme, Polish singer
Magdalena Fularczyk, Polish rower
Magdalena Ewa Gąsior-Marek, Polish politician
Magdalena Daria Gessler, Polish restaurateur
Magdalena Jaworska, Polish journalist, Miss Polonia 1984
Magdalena Kemnitz, Polish rower
Magdalena Lamparska, Polish actress
Magdalena Anna Leciejewska, Polish basketball player
Magdalena Eriksson, Swedish soccer player

Pop Culture References for the name Magdalena

Magdalena "Lena," main character of Lauren Oliver's novel Delirium
Magdalena Wiik Ullstadius and Emilie-Magdalena Ullstadius, characters in The dung-beetle flies at dusk by Maria Gripe
Magdalena, one of Yunior's past loves in the novel, This Is How You Lose Her
Magdalena, a character in the opera Rigoletto
Magdalena, a type of Spanish muffin
Magdalena, song by the rock band A Perfect Circle
Magdalena, gypsy girl in the show The Finder
Magdalena, a song by Brandon Flowers
Me and Magdalena, a song by The Monkees