Origin:Greek
Popularity:1787
Meaning:Woman from Magdala
The mellifluous name Magdalena is a feminine title of Greek origin, meaning “woman from Magdala.” Magdalena is popular in many languages, including Spanish, German, and Slavic, and stems from the name Magdalene. This beautiful title may remind you of the Christian disciple, Saint Mary Magdalene, who was from Magdala. Magdala comes from the Ancient Greek magdālā́, derived from the Hebrew words _migdál ‎or _migdaláh, meaning “great, elegant,” or “tower.” This antique title has truly stood the test of time, most likely because of the remarkable Mary Magdalene, who was once shamed but is now celebrated. Whether you wish to share your faith or simply adore the eloquent antiquity of the name, Magdalena will make a beautiful appellation for baby.

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