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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 "Quintuplet Game-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.

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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


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.