Variant of Magdalene
- a feminine name: dim. Lena; var. Madeline, Madelyn
- Bible Mary Magdalene: Luke 8:2 (identified with the repentant woman in Luke 7:37)
- Archaic a reformed and repentant prostitute
- Brit., Archaic a reformatory for prostitutes
Origin: LL(Ec) from Ecclesiastical Greek Magdalēne, literally , of Magdala, after Magdala, town on the Sea of Galilee
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