Scripts מגדן(Ancient Hebrew)
Other Forms FormsMagdala
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Meaning & History
Derived from Hebrew מגדל (Migdal) meaning "tower"; ultimately from Aramaic מגדלא (Magdala) "elegant, great" or "tower". The King James' Version of the Bible provide the name Magdala, while some Greek manuscripts and the Revised Version provide the name "Magadan". Magdala is the city of origin of MARY MAGDALENE, a follower of JESUS. It is rarely used as a given name in modern times.