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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Magana

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  • A user from New York, United States says the name Magana is of Spanish origin and means "Always happy".
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Alt. Meaning

M is for mighty, your inner strength.

A is for adorable, how precious

G is for gem, the jewel you are.

A is for angelic, a truly pure heart

N is for name, a pleasant one indeed.

A is for aware, of your surroundings

Notable Persons With the Last Name Magana

Margarita Magaña is an actress and model. She was most prominent from 1995 to present. Margarita was given the name Margara Magaña Jiménez on July 25th, 1979 in Mexico City.


Delia Magaña was an actor and actress. Her career lasted from 1930 to 1990. Delia was given the name Gudelia Flores Magaña on February 2nd, 1903 in Mexico City. She passed away on March 31st, 1996.


Raúl Magaña was a soccer player for the C.D. FAS, Tipografía Nacional, C.S.D. Municipal, Universidad SC, Alianza F.C., Toronto Falcons, C.D. Atlético Marte, Once Municipal, and El Salvador national football team. Raúl was born on February 24th, 1940 in Santa Ana, El Salvador. He died on September 30th, 2009.


Gildardo was born on March 7th, 1891. He died on December 13th, 1939.


Gumersindo was born in 1938. He breathed his last breath on April 16th, 2013.


Luis was born in 1910. He passed away on March 23rd, 2008.


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Popularity of Magana as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Magana U.S.
  White 3.81% 64.26%
  African American 0.35% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.61% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.18% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.16% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 94.90% 16.26%

Of Last Name Magana

People with the last name Magana are most frequently Hispanic or Latino

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Fun Facts about the name Magana

  • How Popular is the name Magana? As a last name Magana was the 888th most popular name in 2010.
  • How unique is the name Magana? Out of 5,933,561 records in the U.S. Social Security Administration public data, the first name Magana was not present. It is possible the name you are searching has less than five occurrences per year.
  • Weird things about the name Magana: Your name in reverse order is Anagam. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Aganam. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Magana? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 39,105 people with the last name Magana.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Magana? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 13 of them will have Magana as their last name.

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