Gender: Female Meaning of Magdalene: "woman from Magdala or high tower" Origin of Magdalene: Spelling variation of Magdalen

Magdalene Origin and Meaning

The name Magdalene is a girl's name of Aramaic, English origin meaning "woman from Magdala or high tower".

This name made famous in the New Testament has gone from crusty grandma to sleek and chic in recent years, or is it months? The name's image is perhaps helped by the fact that Mary Magdalene was one of the most intriguing women inthe Bible, both a saint and a sinner.

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Boba_Buddy_Le Says:


This is a beautiful name. A bit risky, but that's how I like it.

Ruanne Says:


A beautiful name with an important namesake. Mary Magdalene was the first witness to the risen Lord, according to scripture.

amyt1700 Says:


This is my favorite name for a girl! My first daughter will definitely be Magdalene! :)

MarlysAdele Says:


We named our daughter Magdalene, and love the beauty of the full name, with the added bonus of nicknames like Maggie and Magda. We pronounce it Mag-duh-lynn.