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What does Marilene mean?

Marilene Pronunciation of Marilene [mar-i-lene] as a girls' name has the meaning "star of the sea". Marilene is an alternate form of Mari (Welsh, Latin): form of Mary.

Associated with: star, sea.


7 different relations via Mari: Maribeth, Maridel, Marilee, Marilena, Marilisa, Marilou and Marilu.

Creative forms:
(female) Mailene, Marilein, ..

(male) Marileel, Marileno, ..

Middle name pairings:
Marilene Katrina (M.K.), ..

How popular is Marilene?

Marilene is an uncommonly occurring given name for females. Marilene is also an uncommon last name for all people. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Popular alternative forms of Marilene (outside Top 2000) appearing in the Top 2000 are Marilou, Marilee, Maribeth and Mari. These forms of Marilene were popular as baby names 65 years ago, but now, the form Mari has fallen out of fashion. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Mari, Maribeth, Marilee, Marilou in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Marilene and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Marilene is alike in pronunciation to Maralin, Maraline, Maralyn, Maralynn, Marelyn, Marilin, Marillyn, Marilyn, Marilynn, Marilynne, Marrilin, Marrilyn, Marylin, Marylyn and Marylynn. Other suggested similar names are Carinne, Carllen, Carolee, Caroline, Cathlene, Corlene, Darien, Darline, Darlyne, Darylene, Haroldene, Jaylene, Kailee, Karalee, Karaline, Karlee, Karlyne, Karoline, Karolyne, Lorilee, Madelena, Madelene, Madelyne, Madilyn, Maelee, Magdalene, Maillie, Maisee, Marcille, Maree, Mareena, Margeen, Marianna, Marianne, Maribel, Marieke, Mariet, Mariette, Marijke, Marilda, Marilis, Marinelle, Marinn, Marinna, Marion, Marise, Marlea, Marleen, Marlowe, Marlyne, Marnee, Marrlin, Marthena, Marvadene, Maurene, Merlina, Merline, Saralee, Talene and Valene. These names tend to be more commonly used than Marilene.

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