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; 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
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, 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 Magdalène ibid. p. 436; 1587 Magdalenne RTFProvins 301
1565 Magdalène RegPCC-1 p. 108
Germany
Early New High German
1407 Madlenen (dat) mairhofer DCLXXXII; 1497 Madalena Nurn1497 216, Madlen ibid. 1912
Italy
Latin
1366 Maddalenam (acc) Livi 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 2017, no. 1. http://dmnes.org/2017/1/name/Magdalene.