Magdalena

Magdalena Meaning and Origin

Magdalena is a girl’s name meaning “woman from Magdala” and is of Greek origin. Alternatively, Magdalena is derived from the biblical name “Magdalene,” which in turn comes from the Hebrew name “Migdal-Eden” or “Migdal-Eder,” meaning “tower of strength” or “tower of the flock.” Magdalena is primarily associated with Mary Magdalene, a prominent figure in the New Testament of the Bible. Mary Magdalene was one of the followers of Jesus Christ and is often depicted as a reformed sinner and a witness to Jesus’ crucifixion, burial, and resurrection. The name Magdalena has been used throughout history and is found in various countries. Its popularity has varied over time and across different regions. It has been more commonly used in European countries such as Poland, Germany, Czech Republic, and Spain. Magdalena has several variations and forms in different languages. For instance, in Spanish, it can be shortened to “Magda,” while in Polish, it can be shortened to “Magda” or “Magdalena” and has the nickname “Magda” or “Magdusia.” In English, it is often shortened to “Maggie” or “Mags.” It’s classic, yet contemporary. Plus, it’s a well-known name, yet it’s virtually one-of-a-kind. How many names have that special combination? 

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