Like Malena, Marlena is a modern alternative to naming your daughter Magdalena. Stemming from the Biblical character of Mary Magdalene, it gained unrelated attention because of WWII-era actress Marlene Dietrich. Different spelling, of course, but Marlena still carries the same grace, elegance and beauty as the screen legend.
- english: Woman of Magdala
- german: Woman of Magdala
- hebrew: Woman of Magdala; high tower