Dictionary of Medieval Names
from European Sources

Magdalene f. Latin Magdalena, Ancient Greek Μαγδαληνή 'Magdalen, woman from Magdala'.

The epithet of the biblical Mary Magdalene. Wycliffite Bible (1395): Maudeleyn, Maudeleyne.

Belgium
Dutch
1597x1598 Magdaleen BoonenGes p. 360, Magdalena ibid. p. 324, Magdalene ibid. p. 340
England
Latin
1551 Magdalena (nom) StMartF p. 57; 1554 Magdalena (nom) ibid. p. 58; 1559 Magdalena (nom) ibid. p. 59; 1560 Magdalena (nom) ibid. p. 60
Dutch
1580 Magdalena AuFr Dungen; 1582 Madeleene ibid. Backens; 1586 Magdaleene ibid. Geeraerts; 1589 Magdalena ibid. Caliau; 1592 Magdalena ibid. Costere; 1595 Magdalena ibid. Geeraerts
Early Modern English
1548 Maudlin StAnthonlin p. 6, Maudlyn ibid. p. 7; 1549 Maudlin ibid. p. 7; 1559 Madylyne DU-DSMMar; 1563 Maudlin COmar-vol2 p. 47, StAnthonlin p. 16; 1575 Mawdlen RegBath p. 3; 1579 Magdalen DEmar-vol1 p. 84; 1582 Maudlin DEmar-vol2 p. 7; 1586 Magdelin StAnthonlin p. 31; 1588 Magdalen DEmar-vol1 p. 85; 1588/9 Mawdlen HAmar-vol9 p. 3; 1589 Maugdelin CAmar-vol1 p. 4; 1592 Maudlin bruton-vol1 p. 52; 1597 Magdeulin StAnthonlin p. 38; 1598 Madelyn ibid. p. 39
Walloon
1581/2 Magdalene RWC p. 562; 1581 Magdalene ibid. p. 562; 1582 Magdalene ibid. p. 563; 1582/3 Magdelaine ibid. p. 5; 1583 Magdalene ibid. p. 7; 1591 Magdalene ibid. p. 563
France
Latin
c823 Magdalena (nom) irminon-vol2 4, p. 22
Middle French
1561 Magdaleine RegPCC-1 p. 3; 1562 Magdaleine ibid. p. 15, Magdeleine ibid. p. 10; 1563 Madaleine ibid. p. 27, Magdaleine ibid. p. 18, Magdalène ibid. p. 39, Magdeleine ibid. p. 32; 1564 Madalène ibid. p. 53, Magdaleine ibid. p. 79, Magdalene ibid. p. 88, Magdalène ibid. p. 49, Magdeleine ibid. p. 45; 1565 Magdaleine ibid. p. 165, Magdalene ibid. p. 134, Magdalène ibid. p. 108, Magdelène ibid. p. 126; 1566 Magdalène ibid. p. 212; 1567 Madalène ibid. p. 306, Magdalène ibid. p. 285; 1568 Magdaleine ibid. p. 378, Magdalène ibid. p. 364; 1570 Magdalène ibid. p. 424; 1571 Magdalene ibid. p. 575, Magdalène ibid. p. 436; 1572 Magdalène ibid. p. 486; 1587 Magdalenne RTFProvins 301
Germany
Early New High German
1407 Madlenen (dat) mairhofer DCLXXXII; 1497 Madalena Nurn1497 216, Madlen ibid. 1912
Italy
Latin
1366 Madalena (nom) Livi 73, Maddalenam (acc) ibid. 19, Magdalenam (acc) ibid. 31
Latvia
Middle Low German
1466 Magdalena Mettig1892 p. 11; 1507 Magdalene Arbusow p. 90; 1513 Maghdalena Mettig1892 p. 11; 1515 Magdalena ibid. p. 11; 1523 Magdalena Arbusow p. 99; 1549 Magdalena ibid. p. 99; 1558 Madlene Arbuzov1920 p. 46; 1561 Maddalena ibid. p. 46
Spain
Catalan
1510 Magdalena valencia1510 3581
Spanish
1575 Magdalena Catalogo-5.2 3806; 1576 Magdalena ibid. 3875
Cite as: R. Le Get, S.L. Uckelman. "Magdalene". In S.L. Uckelman, ed. The Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources, Edition 2018, no. 1. http://dmnes.org/2018/1/name/Magdalene.