What does Marlana mean?
Marlana /mar-lana/ [3 sylls.] as a name for girls is of German, Latin and Greek derivation, and the meaning of Marlana is "star of the sea; from Magdala". Marlana is an alternate spelling of Marlene (German, Latin, Greek). Merlina is a popular surname.
How popular is Marlana?
Marlana is a somewhat prominent first name for females (#2856 out of 4276, Top 67%) but an unusual surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)
Marla, Marlee (#470 a year ago), Marlen, Marlena, Marlene, Marley (#202), Marlie and Marlyn are the prominent variation forms of Marlana (outside Top 1000) listed in the Top 1000. These girl names reached the peak of their popularity in the year 2008 (usage of 0.2435%) and are somewhat less popular today (usage 0.166%, down 31.8%), with the versions Marla, Marlena, Marlene and Marlyn becoming less stylish. Marlee (#470) and Marley (#202) are two of the more contemporarily stylish names for newborns among these, with Marlee having a revival in popularity. Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Marlana and corresponding names. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Marlana is pronounced similarly to Merlina. Other suggested similar baby names are Carlana, Malana, Maralina, Mariana▲, Marilena, Marlenn, Marlinn, Marlon, Marlyne and Marlynn. These names tend to be less commonly used than Marlana.