Malin: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Malin

Malin

Pronunciation: MAH-lin (key)

Origin of the name Magdalena:

Latinate cognate of Magdalene (of Magdala, a town on the coast of the Sea of Galilee).

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Personally, I love my name and i think it suits me well as a person.
I've never had issues with my name, except that some English-speakers might have a hard time pronouncing 'Malin' because of the 'a'.
In French, 'Malin' is a word that has many meaning; some bad and some good. In addition to that, 'Malin' is a boy name in India and means 'crowned'.
I think 'Malin is a name that suits Scandinavians the most, but girls of other nationalities might suit it as well.
- Malin Andrea, Norway (16)

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Linn Mal Mallan Malle Mallie Milla Millie Molly

Meanings and history of the name Malin: | Edit

Norwegian and Swedish short form of Magdalena.
Pronounced: MAH-lin. The meaning of the name Malin is ''woman from magdala''

Famous real-life people named Malin: | Edit

Malin Berggren, Swedish singer-songwriter.
Malin Åkerman, Swedish actress, model, and singer.

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The name Malin became very popular after a swedish childrensshow in the 1970's called ''SALTKRÅKAN''.
When the beautiful Louise Edlind played the oldest sister in the Melkersson family during their holidays in the swedish archipelago.
Malin Eriksson, character in the best-selling Millenium trilogy by Stieg Larsson (journalist and helpful coworker of hero Blomkvist) - I would not be surprised to see American parents start using this name now

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