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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Magdalen

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Mag"da*len
A reformed prostitute.

Etymology: From Mary Magdalene, traditionally reported to have been the repentant sinner forgiven by Christ. See Luke vii. 36

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A reformed prostitute
Wiktionary
  1. A female given name; a variant of
  2. Magdalen College (a college of Oxford University)

Notable Persons Named Magdalen

Magdalen Dacre was a maid of honour. She holds the title Viscountess Montagu. Magdalen was born as the child of William Dacre and 3rd Baron Dacre in 1538 in Naworth Castle, Cumberland, England. She died on April 8th, 1608.

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Magdalen King-Hall was a fiction, novels, children's fiction, and children's literature novelist. Magdalen was born on July 22nd, 1904. She passed away on January 1st, 1971.

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Magdalen Redman is a baseball for the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League. Magdalen was born on July 2nd, 1930 in Waupun, Wisconsin.

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Magdalen was born on July 23rd, 1925 in Sheringham. Magdalen is also known as Watkin and Magdalen.

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Magdalen was born in 1981.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Magdalen

Master was born in 1490. They passed away in 1530.

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How popular is the baby name Magdalen in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 7 7 0
1882 7 7 0
1883 12 12 0
1884 12 12 0
1885 7 7 0
1886 8 8 0
1887 20 20 0
1888 12 12 0
1889 9 9 0
1890 18 18 0
1891 18 18 0
1892 16 16 0
1893 20 20 0
1894 31 31 0
1895 28 28 0
1896 18 18 0
1897 26 26 0
1898 18 18 0
1899 26 26 0
1900 18 18 0
1901 30 30 0
1902 28 28 0
1903 19 19 0
1904 22 22 0
1905 25 25 0
1906 26 26 0
1907 13 13 0
1908 26 26 0
1909 21 21 0
1910 30 30 0
1911 28 28 0
1912 46 46 0
1913 35 35 0
1914 62 62 0
1915 92 92 0
1916 87 87 0
1917 63 63 0
1918 74 74 0
1919 62 62 0
1920 84 84 0
1921 64 64 0
1922 60 60 0
1923 52 52 0
1924 70 70 0
1925 50 50 0
1926 47 47 0
1927 43 43 0
1928 44 44 0
1929 34 34 0
1930 46 46 0
1931 26 26 0
1932 33 33 0
1933 23 23 0
1934 19 19 0
1935 20 20 0
1936 20 20 0
1937 17 17 0
1938 22 22 0
1939 26 26 0
1940 15 15 0
1941 18 18 0
1942 27 27 0
1943 19 19 0
1944 15 15 0
1945 13 13 0
1946 17 17 0
1947 9 9 0
1948 11 11 0
1949 10 10 0
1950 9 9 0
1951 24 24 0
1952 16 16 0
1953 12 12 0
1954 11 11 0
1955 14 14 0
1956 17 17 0
1957 17 17 0
1958 8 8 0
1959 10 10 0
1960 5 5 0
1961 13 13 0
1962 5 5 0
1963 8 8 0
1964 8 8 0
1965 8 8 0
1966 10 10 0
1967 7 7 0
1968 7 7 0
1969 6 6 0
1972 6 6 0
1973 9 9 0
1975 8 8 0
1976 6 6 0
1977 10 10 0
1978 10 10 0
1979 6 6 0
1980 11 11 0
1981 11 11 0
1982 8 8 0
1983 8 8 0
1984 6 6 0
1985 14 14 0
1986 5 5 0
1987 10 10 0
1988 12 12 0
1989 10 10 0
1990 10 10 0
1991 17 17 0
1992 12 12 0
1993 14 14 0
1994 15 15 0
1995 20 20 0
1996 32 32 0
1997 17 17 0
1998 25 25 0
1999 24 24 0
2000 34 34 0
2001 41 41 0
2002 30 30 0
2003 31 31 0
2004 37 37 0
2005 35 35 0
2006 51 51 0
2007 29 29 0
2008 22 22 0
2009 28 28 0
2010 20 20 0
2011 24 24 0
2012 20 20 0
2013 25 25 0
2014 28 28 0
2015 29 29 0
2016 30 30 0
2017 19 19 0

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Popularity of Magdalen as a first name

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Popularity of Magdalen as a last name

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Fun Facts about the name Magdalen

  • How Popular is the name Magdalen? Magdalen is the 5,064th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Magdalen have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 3,158 babies born with the first name Magdalen in the United States. That's more than enough people named Magdalen to occupy the territory of Falkland Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 3,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Magdalen? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Magdalen first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Magdalen is Thursday, July 14th, 1870.
  • What year had the most people named Magdalen born? The highest recorded use of the first name Magdalen was in 1915 with a total of 92 babies.
  • Random Magdalen Factoid: According to the 1942 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Magdalen is not a popular baby girl's name in New York. Imagine that, only 6 babies in New York have the same name as you in 1942.
  • Weird things about the name Magdalen: Your name in reverse order is Neladgam. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ndagemla. How do you pronounce that?

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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