First name origins & meanings:

  1. English: Fertile moor
  2. German, Old English: One who pays or produces; corner of land

First name variations: Marlene, Magdalene, Magdalen, Magdalena, Maigarena, Madeleine, Madleen, Madalynn, Madelynne, Madelaine, Madalena, Madelon, Madelyn, Madlin, Madigan, Marleen, Marlena, Marline, Maighdlin, Maudlin, Malina, Magda, Mady, Maddy, Maddie, Matty, Mala, Mae, May, Lena, Lene, Magdaline, Maddalena, Madeline, Yaile, Yayle, Yelena, Royal, Royall, Roi, Roye, Roy, Yael

Last name origins & meanings:

  1. Welsh: habitational name for someone who lived in the commote of Iâl (near Wrexham in northeastern Wales), named with Welsh iâl ‘fertile or arable upland’.
  2. Yale University in New Haven, CT, takes its name from an early benefactor, Elihu Yale (1649–1721), a merchant of Welsh ancestry. He was born in Boston into a family that originated in Wrexham, Wales; his father, David Yale, had settled in NH in 1637.
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