a) Mary Magdalene, a disciple of Jesus.

"Trying to help women whove come to grief." Old Jolyon didnt quite understand. "To grief?" he repeated; then realised with a shock that she meant exactly what he would have meant himself if he had used that expression. Assisting the Magdalenes of London!

b) A reformed prostitute.
See Also: Lena, Maddy, Maddie, Magdalen, Madeleine, Madeline

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