Are names such as Mary Magdalene used in the Bible factual?

I believe I heard on Catholic radio that her name was made up. Although her existance was known, there was not a recorded name for her and other biblical figures. Is this true?

Dear Pauline,

Yes, that seems to be the case. Here is what the Original Catholic Encyclopedia has to say about it: [LIST]
*]Mary Magdalen[/LIST]
Fr. Vincent Serpa, O.P.

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