What does Marla mean?
Marla [mar-la] as a girls' name is pronounced MAR-lah. It is of English and Latin origin, and the meaning of Marla is "star of the sea". Variant of Marlene. Also possibly from Migdal (Hebrew) "tower". See also Marlee and Marlo. Actress Marla Gibbs.
Related girl name: Mary.
23 more alternative forms via Marlee, Marlene, Marlo: Marlaina, Marlana, Marlane, Marlayna, Marlayne, Marlea, Marlee▲, Marleen, Marleena, Marleina, Marlen, Marlena, Marleni, Marley▲, Marlie, Marlin, Marlina, Marline, Marlon, Marlow, Marlowe, Marlyn▼ and Marna.Creative forms:
(female) Malla, Marka, ..
(male) Marmac, Marrad, .. Middle name pairings:
Marla Ananya (M.A.), ..
How popular is Marla?
Marla is a very popular first name for females (#506 out of 4276, Top 12%) but a rare last name for all people. (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Marla entered the list in 1930-1939 and reached its top rank of #243 in the U.S. in the 1950s, but is not ranked at the moment. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related girl names. Marlana, Marlane, Marlee (#454 from recent data), Marleen, Marlen, Marlena, Marlene (#1174), Marley (#218), Marlie (#1202), Marline, Marlo, Marlowe (#1145), Marlyn, Marlys, Marna and Mary (#124) are the popular variation forms of Marla listed in the Top 2000. Other forms, like Marleina, are uncommon. These forms of Marla were at the peak of their popularity 135 years ago (usage of 8.21%) and are now significantly less common (usage 0.33%, ▼96%), with forms like Marlys becoming less trendy. Marlee and Marley are two of the more contemporarily stylish baby names here.
Marla▼ is alike in pronunciation to Marleah, Merla, Mirla and Myrla. Other recommended names are Carla▼, Darla▼, Earla, Karla▼, Mala, Mara▲, Marell, Marella, Marfa, Marga, Maria▼, Marial, Mariela▼, Marilla, Marilu, Marja, Marra, Marta▼, Marva▼, Marya, Maryl, Marylea, Marylu, Merl, Merle▼, Merola, Morela, Murle and Myrle. These names tend to be less frequently used than Marla.See names in meaning and etymology.