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It is very curious that this Biblical name (alongside of Magdalena) is completely absent in the English speaking countries, despite the fact that other Biblical names are way overused there. Maybe it has something to do with the fact that the Biblical Magdalena was a prostitute?
angolmois  4/18/2018
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Magda is a wonderful name! I envision it on someone who has both inner and outer beauty. My five cousins also spring to my mind since their initials in order spell out this. I find that to be awesome!
― Anonymous User  5/10/2017
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Also used in Hungary. Pronounced: MAWG-daw. [noted -ed]
HerculePoirot  8/24/2016
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My mother's name is Magda. I love how it is pronounced in my language and I don't really think people will remember Magda Goebbels when listening to it.
― Anonymous User  1/5/2016
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Magdalene "Magda" Szubanski is a British-Australian actress, comedian, television presenter, radio host and author.
― Anonymous User  5/24/2014
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I think of that evil woman, Magda Goebbels. No way would I use this name.
thesnowwhiterose  5/27/2013
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Magda is also the name of Magda Lorne, a character from Marion Zimmer Bradley's Darkover series. Her full name was Magdalen Lorne.
― Anonymous User  4/27/2013
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The English pronunciation of Magda is MAG-dah.
― Anonymous User  4/27/2013
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Magda is also short for Magdalene and Magdalen.
― Anonymous User  4/21/2013
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Also used in Italy.
Eretria  12/11/2012
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Magda Gabor was the oldest and least well-known Gabor sister. Her sisters were Zsa Zsa and Eva.
bananarama  1/12/2011
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Also used in Croatia. [noted -ed]
goricar  11/14/2009
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While your information about some of the countries where the name Magda is used is correct, you could provide more detailed information, such as: Magda is originally a Palestinian name. Think of Mary Magdalen in Palestine 2,000 years ago, which pre-dates the countries you ascribed its usage to. Magda means "glorious one" in Arabic, which is much like the name "Gloria" in English. Magda remains a very common name in Arabic countries. It also is known in many forms in countries where the Bible has traveled.
Literary Director  11/9/2008
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Magda Goebbels was wife of Nazi minister of propaganda, Joseph Goebbels and was strong supporter of Hitler; she was in even in love with him. When Hitler died, Joseph and Magda (on 1st May) killed their six children. After that, they committed suicide.
― Anonymous User  10/10/2007
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Also used in Slovenia.
earthnut  7/20/2007
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Magda is the name of a character in the Edge Chronicles by Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell.
Ember  3/26/2007
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In the Girls In Love books by Jacqueline Wilson, Magda is the flirtacious friend of Ellie, the main girl.
Surreal  10/15/2006
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Listen to the German pronunciation of Magda here:
http://www.nordicnames.de/Aussprache.html.
_satu_  9/3/2006
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Also exists as a full name, not only as a pet form.
Akink  6/15/2006
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Also used in Portugal. [noted -ed]
pardal  4/28/2006
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Egyptian origin. Means "glorious" in Arabic.
― Anonymous User  8/25/2005

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