Girl name origins & meanings
- Greek : High tower
- Hebrew : Woman from Magdala; variation of Magdalene
Girl name variations
Family name origins & meanings
- Italian and Dutch : from a female personal name taken from Mary Magdalene, i.e. Mary of Magdala, mentioned in the Gospels. See also Maudlin. In Italy the surname can also be habitational, from any of the numerous places so named from the personal name.