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Magdalene

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Origin

  • French: High tower
  • Hebrew: Woman from Magdala; The biblical Mary Magdalene came from Magdala, a village on the sea of Galilee whose name meant "tower" in Hebrew. She was healed by Jesus and remained with him during his ministry and the crucifixion, and was a witness to his resurrection.

Nicknames

Leena, Alena

Syllables

3

International Variations

Magdalena, Leena, Alena

Themes

Biblical, Exotic

Alternate Spellings

Magdalen, Magdala

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