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Magdalena Solis is an infamous bearer.
TheGreatCornholio  4/2/2018
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Also the Catalan form: http://www.idescat.cat/noms/?q=MAGDALENA. [noted -ed]
Frollein Gladys  6/5/2017
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The name Magdalena was given to 233 girls born in the US in 2015.
HerculePoirot  6/15/2016
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The name is also used in Denmark, and Iceland.
jegharenbumsipanden  3/22/2016
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The good thing about Magdalena is that it has lots of nicknames: Magda, Maggie, Lena &c.
Jghazt333  2/25/2016
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In South Africa it is common for girls with the name Magdalena, to be given the nickname: Daleen.
Anna D  9/15/2015
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In Spanish class I used to go my Magdalena. I really loved it, and I still do. I wish I still went by it!
actingfun  8/22/2015
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My name is Magdalena (I am Spanish). I used to hate my name because it is long, and not very common here, but now I love it. I feel like it has a sort of musical sound to it, and sounds good in any language. People usually just call me Magda, but my friends call me muffin because that's the English word for the pastry called 'Magdalena' in Spanish, hahah.
Magdaaa  6/15/2015
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It could also be pronounced Mag-duh-lee-nah which to me is better than the other pronunciations.
― Anonymous User  4/26/2015
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My 4 year old daughter's middle name is Magdalena. This name is not really popular here in the US.
― Anonymous User  10/24/2014
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Actually, my baptizing name is Magdalena (also my second name). Barely none calls me Magdalena, but I love it and appreciate it a lot. I want you to know that the Day of this name is 22 of July.
― Anonymous User  4/2/2014
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The name Magdalena was given to 212 baby girls born in the US in 2012.
Oohvintage  7/16/2013
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Magdalena Ella Tiddle-Haloway is the main character in the book delirium series by Lauren Oliver.
555jazzy  11/10/2012
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A daughter of Martin Luther and Katharina von Bora was named Magdalena.
susi  7/20/2012
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I have met two little girls in the US, named Magdalena and Magdalyn, both born about 2005. Magdalena (no nickname) was from the Czech Republic, and Magdalyn (nickname Maggie) had Polish-German heritage.
― Anonymous User  7/20/2012
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Maria Magdalena (1689-1743) was the daughter of Holy Roman Emperor Leopold I and his third wife Eleonore.
CarolinW  7/15/2012
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Magdalena Rivas was a contestant on the third season of "America's Next Top Model".
― Anonymous User  3/11/2012
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Magdalena of Austria (1532-1590), fourth daughter of Ferdinand I, Holy Roman Emperor. She later became a nun.
CarolinW  2/26/2012
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This name is very nice. Although I currently like Helena better, Magdalena Schairing was one of my ancestors from Germany. Her husband was Johannes Schillinger. I'm Hungarian, but my mom's dad's side is wholly German. I love the name Anna for a little girl and can honor my ancestor Magdalena as well. :) Anna Spaidler was also my ancestor from Germany. I would go with Anna Magdalena, but perhaps with Anna Leni. I don't really like Lena, it's popular in Hungary, but I like Anna Leni better. :) Leni as to honor my ancestor Magdalena.
― Anonymous User  12/25/2011
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So much more exotic and distinctive than the overused Madeline/Madeleine! Makes me think of a sophisticated, classy, beautiful, strong European woman.
SerenaM  8/12/2011
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Magdalena Abakanowicz is a Polish abstract sculptor.
― Anonymous User  6/29/2011
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My eldest daughters name is Magdalena. I took it from the Perfect Circle song of the same name. I think the name sounds beautiful and strong. We call her Lena for short. We have met one little girl named Magdalene in her 6 years on Earth, but no other Magdalenas.
magdasephicus  3/22/2011
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Also used in Finland. It's more common than the actual Finnish form 'Magdaleena', which was used in the old translation of the Bible. [noted -ed]
Louska  2/21/2011
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Magdalena is a place in Bolivia.
Hushpuppy  2/13/2011
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Majda is a short form of Magdalena (from older Majdalena) in Slovenia and Croatia. [noted -ed]
goricar  8/10/2010
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We pronounce this name 'Magdalehna' though some people say Magdaleeena. We named our third daughter Magdalena Maria, in honour of Mary Magdalene... Feastday 22nd of July for Orthodox and Catholics alike.
Katinkabelle  7/12/2010
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This is also the Croatian form. [noted -ed]
goricar  11/14/2009
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This name has really started to grow on me, although I don't think I would ever actually use this name. It has quite a variety of nicknames as well, such as Maggie, Maddie, Addie, Aggie, Alena, Lena, Lenny, etc.
― Anonymous User  3/29/2009
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This is the middle name of Sophie Scholl, a prominent member of the White Rose which was a resistance group in Nazi Germany. She was executed for high treason.
Zan11  3/23/2009
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Czech diminutive of Magdalena is Majdalen(k)a.
Emilie007  12/24/2008
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A nice pretty name. It is my middle name, and I am named after Mary Magdalene. My name is Marija Magdalena as I am part Lithuanian, so my name is more European than Mary Magdalene. I often wish it was my first name, because it can be shortened a lot, which Marija can not be. Friends often comment on how nice my middle name is.
BitterMarija  6/8/2008
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The Magdalena River is the major river of Colombia, flowing north from the Andes to the Caribbean Sea.
AndrewJKD  4/13/2008
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Magdalena is my name and I love it! It's a very popular name in Poland and well known in most European countries, I think. Also in Latin America.

In Poland we've got lot of beautiful actresses called Magalena, e.g. Magadelna Cielecka, Magdalena Walach, Magdalena Mielcarz etc.

It is also some American comic book heroine. Neil Gaiman's daughter is Madeleine. :-)
MalenaSlav  2/10/2008
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Also a feminine name in Slovenia.
earthnut  7/20/2007
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Magdalena´s nicknames are Magda, Madalena, Madlen, Lena, Madla, Mayda.
Karcoolka  5/13/2007
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Magdalena is my name pronounced Mag-de-lay-nah. I used to hate it as a child as it was so long and I used to just go by Lena. As I got to my teens I learned to appreciate it more and now I am older I love it. I think that it is feminine and pretty and kind of flows off your tongue. I still go by my childhood nickname of Lena, but I always introduce myself as Magdalena and don't insist on people using my nickname.
vintage  12/19/2006
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Pronounced mug-dah-LAY-nah in Germany. [noted -ed]
JHK  9/3/2006
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Listen to the German pronunciation of Magdalena here:
http://www.nordicnames.de/Aussprache.html.
_satu_  9/3/2006
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The wonderful Dig's samba song "Magdalena Mi Amor"! It is a variant of the Celia Cruz's salsa song "Quimbara".
iva_toneva  8/21/2006
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Maria Magdalena Filipsson is the Swedish singer Lena Philipsson's real name.
― Anonymous User  8/17/2006
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This is definitely in my top ten favorite female names. I'm not totally sure why--it just seems sort of exotic (the good kind); when I hear this name I think of a very beautiful woman.
Lancelot  7/31/2006
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Marlene Dietrich used her first and middle names of Mary Magdalena to create her stage name. One of Martin Luther's daughters was named Magdalena. The name Lena is very popular in Germany and is taken from this name.
susi  7/31/2006
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This is the name of a beautiful song by the band A Perfect Circle. It has beautiful lyrics, but it is about a stripper I think. Here are some lyrics:
I bear witness
To this place, this prayer, so long forgotten
So pure
So rare
To witness such an earthly goddess.
misslilith  7/13/2006
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This isn't a Portuguese name. [noted -ed]
Aki  7/7/2006
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Magdalena Maleeva is the best Bulgarian tennis player. She has 60 weeks in top 10 of the world and in January 1996 she became the 4th best in the world.
iva_toneva  5/8/2006
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Magdelena is the Swedish international football player Henrik Larsson's wifes' name.
― Anonymous User  3/27/2006
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I think that Anna Magdalena was Johann Sebastian Bach's second wife or something. I'm not sure if she was his wife or not.
eponine_pontmercy  1/30/2006
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The name Magdalena is very widely used in Macedonia. Writing is as it is written, i.e. Magdalena, as well as reading.
― Anonymous User  11/12/2005

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