Gender: Feminine
Origin: Provençal
Meaning: Mary Magdalene

The name is specific to Provence and was originally used in honour of St. Mary Magdala as it was traditionally believed that after the death of Christ she settled in what is now Provence living as a hermit.

The name is said to be a contraction of Maria and Magdalina, the Provençal forms of Mary and Magdalene.

Magali is currently the 48th most popular female name in Argentina, (2009)

Its popularity in Latin America may have been popularized by the Brazilian comic books Turma da Mônica (Monica’s Gang) in which a character is named Magali.


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