From German Names

Female Female Name

German Pronunciation

Listen to the German pronunciation of Magdalena. The speaker is a native speaker of Standard German from Schleswig-Holstein / Northern Germany:

Predominant Age Group in Germany

Typically born before 1950 or after 1970

Predominant Regional Usage

  • Southern Germany

Variant Forms

Origin and Meaning

Latin form of Μαγδαληνη (Magdalene) which is a Greek form of a Hebrew epithet:

Greek Μαρια Μαγδαληνη (Maria Magdalene) = 'Maria of (the town) Magdala'

The place name derives from Hebrew מגדל (migdal) = 'tower'

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