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17k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
296
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Magdalena

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  1. A river that rises in the Andes mountains in southwestern Colombia and flows generally northward to empty into the Caribbean Sea at Barranquilla
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  1. A municipality in Honduras.
  2. A municipality in Laguna, Philippines.
  3. A village in New Mexico.

Magdalena was also found in the following language(s): Czech, Faroese, German, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish, and Swedish

Notable Persons Named Magdalena

Frida Kahlo was an artist in the field of painting. Frida was given the name Magdalena Carmen Frieda Kahlo y Calderón on July 6th, 1907 in Coyoacán, Mexico City, Mexico. She left this life on July 13th, 1954.

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Nina" was given the name Magdalena Elisabeth Vera Lydia Herta von Lerchenfeld on August 27th, 1913 in Kowno, Imperial Russia. She died on April 2nd, 2006.

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Magdalena Abakanowicz is an artist in the fields of sculpture and fiber art. Magdalena was born on June 20th, 1930 in Falenty.

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Magdalena was given the name Magdalena Frąckowiak on October 6th, 1984 in Gdańsk, Poland.

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Magdalena Maleeva is a tennis player. Magdalena was born on April 1st, 1975 in Sofia, Bulgaria.

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Magdalena Kopp was a photography and photographer. Magdalena was born in 1948 in Neu-Ulm. She died on June 15th, 2015.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Magdalena

Magdalena is a comics character.

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Maria Magdalena was royalty. She holds the title Archduchess of Austria and Archduchy of Austria. Maria was born as the child of Leopold I, Holy Roman Emperor, and Eleonor Magdalene of Neuburg on March 26th, 1689 in Hofburg Palace. She left this life on May 1st, 1743.

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Countess was born as the child of Christian I, Count Palatine of Birkenfeld-Bischweiler, and Countess Palatine Magdalene Catherine of Zweibrücken on February 14th, 1640 in Strasbourg. Countess is also known as Hanau-Lichtenberg and Anna Magdalena von. She breathed her last breath on December 12th, 1693.

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Enrique was born in 1914. He breathed his last breath in 2009.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 19 19 0
1881 20 20 0
1882 33 33 0
1883 27 27 0
1884 31 31 0
1885 32 32 0
1886 40 40 0
1887 26 26 0
1888 41 41 0
1889 37 37 0
1890 25 25 0
1891 41 41 0
1892 26 26 0
1893 58 58 0
1894 46 46 0
1895 31 31 0
1896 42 42 0
1897 29 29 0
1898 38 38 0
1899 28 28 0
1900 32 32 0
1901 37 37 0
1902 37 37 0
1903 40 40 0
1904 28 28 0
1905 32 32 0
1906 33 33 0
1907 32 32 0
1908 28 28 0
1909 47 47 0
1910 36 36 0
1911 40 40 0
1912 53 53 0
1913 49 49 0
1914 56 56 0
1915 76 76 0
1916 85 85 0
1917 68 68 0
1918 79 79 0
1919 62 62 0
1920 84 84 0
1921 96 96 0
1922 80 80 0
1923 106 106 0
1924 113 113 0
1925 96 96 0
1926 86 86 0
1927 112 112 0
1928 102 102 0
1929 92 92 0
1930 90 90 0
1931 93 93 0
1932 81 81 0
1933 85 85 0
1934 64 64 0
1935 82 82 0
1936 54 54 0
1937 67 67 0
1938 63 63 0
1939 60 60 0
1940 67 67 0
1941 73 73 0
1942 64 64 0
1943 81 81 0
1944 64 64 0
1945 61 61 0
1946 75 75 0
1947 92 92 0
1948 120 120 0
1949 113 113 0
1950 95 95 0
1951 140 140 0
1952 115 115 0
1953 122 122 0
1954 122 122 0
1955 132 132 0
1956 139 139 0
1957 124 124 0
1958 142 142 0
1959 155 155 0
1960 165 165 0
1961 168 168 0
1962 187 187 0
1963 158 158 0
1964 170 170 0
1965 168 168 0
1966 150 150 0
1967 135 135 0
1968 117 117 0
1969 153 153 0
1970 158 158 0
1971 158 158 0
1972 127 127 0
1973 165 165 0
1974 156 156 0
1975 167 167 0
1976 161 161 0
1977 169 169 0
1978 147 147 0
1979 181 181 0
1980 167 167 0
1981 168 168 0
1982 200 195 5
1983 144 144 0
1984 149 149 0
1985 141 141 0
1986 201 196 5
1987 170 170 0
1988 168 168 0
1989 169 169 0
1990 209 209 0
1991 192 192 0
1992 219 219 0
1993 269 269 0
1994 262 262 0
1995 263 263 0
1996 250 250 0
1997 288 288 0
1998 262 262 0
1999 242 242 0
2000 244 244 0
2001 268 268 0
2002 225 225 0
2003 261 261 0
2004 312 312 0
2005 319 319 0
2006 295 295 0
2007 324 324 0
2008 310 310 0
2009 270 270 0
2010 229 229 0
2011 213 213 0
2012 216 216 0
2013 215 215 0
2014 273 273 0
2015 234 234 0
2016 261 261 0
2017 275 275 0

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Popularity of Magdalena as a first name

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Popularity of Magdalena as a last name

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Common last names for Magdalena

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  • Rodriguez
  • Gonzalez
  • Hernandez
  • Perez
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  • Schmidt
  • Torres
  • Flores
  • Ramirez
  • Miller
  • Morales
  • Ortiz
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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Magdalena U.S.
  White 28.38% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 5.41% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 11.15% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 52.36% 16.26%

Of Last Name Magdalena

People with the last name Magdalena are most frequently White, American Indian and Alaska Native, or Hispanic or Latino

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Fun Facts about the name Magdalena

  • How Popular is the name Magdalena? Magdalena is the 1,806th most popular name of all time. As a last name Magdalena was the 66,754th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Magdalena have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 17,459 babies born with the first name Magdalena in the United States. That's more than enough people named Magdalena to occupy the territory of Anguilla (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 15,236 (as of July 1, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Magdalena? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 19 new born babies.
  • When was Magdalena first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Magdalena is Monday, March 5th, 1866.
  • What year had the most people named Magdalena born? The highest recorded use of the first name Magdalena was in 2007 with a total of 324 babies.
  • Random Magdalena Factoid: According to the 1932 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Magdalena ranks 101st in popularity as a baby girl's name in Hawaii. Imagine that, 10 babies in Hawaii have the same name as you in 1932.
  • Weird things about the name Magdalena: Your name in reverse order is Aneladgam. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Almdnaage. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Magdalena? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 296 people with the last name Magdalena.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Magdalena? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Magdalena as their last name since less than 1 person in 1.0m people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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