[ 3 syll. ma-le-na, mal-ena ] The baby girl name Malena is pronounced MAALiy-Naa †. Malena's origin is Hebrew and Spanish, and its use, English and Italian. The name is a combination of María and Elena.
In addition, Malena is an English and Italian shortening of Magdalena.
Variant forms inherit both the origin and meaning of Malena.
See also the related form, María (Galician and Spanish).
Malena is not popular as a baby name for girls. It is not listed within the top 1000 names. In 2018, within the group of girl names directly related to Malena, Elena was the most regularly used.
Baby names that sound like Malena include Malina, Maiolayne, Malana, Malin, Maline, Malinee, Maliney, Malini, Malinie, Maliny, Maloney, Malonie, Malony, Malounai, Malyni, Mei-Lien, Meilani, Melainey, Melainie, and Melaney.
† Pronunciation for Malena: M as in "me (M.IY)" ; AA as in "odd (AA.D)" ; L as in "lay (L.EY)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)" ; N as in "knee (N.IY)"