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What does Marlana mean?

Marlana Pronunciation of Marlana [mar-lana] as a name for girls. The meaning of Marlana is "star of the sea; from Magdala". Marlana is an alternate spelling of Marlene (German, Latin, Greek).

Associated with: star, sea.


Marlana has 7 variants: Marlaina, Marlayna, Marleena, Marleina, Marlena, Marleni and Marlina.

15 more relations via Marlene: Marla, Marlane, Marlayne, Marlea, Marlee, Marleen, Marleene, Marlen, Marley, Marlie, Marlin, Marline, Marlyn, Marlynne and Marna.

Creative forms:
(female) Madlana, Merlana, ..

(male) Marlace, Marlary, ..

Middle name pairings:
Marlana Sheila (M.S.), ..

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. Demographics)

Marlana was first listed in 1970-1979 and reached its highest rank of #1534 in the U.S. in the 1980s, but is not found in the list at the moment. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Marlana name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Marlana outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Marla, Marlane, Marlee (#454 via latest list), Marleen, Marlen, Marlena, Marlene (#1174), Marley (#218), Marlie (#1202), Marline, Marlyn and Marna are the prominent variation forms of Marlana listed in the Top 2000. These forms of Marlana reached the peak of their popularity 9 decades ago (average #1467) and have become much less conventional since (#1619, 60% less usage), with versions like Marlyn becoming less stylish. Marlee and Marley are two of the more contemporarily stylish names for newborns among these.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Marlana, Marla, Marlane, Marlee, Marleen in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Marlen, Marlena, Marlene, Marley, Marlie in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Marline, Marlyn, Marna in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Marlana is pronounced similarly to Merlina. Other suggested similar names are Carlaena, Carlan, Carlana, Carlena, Carlina, Carlyna, Darlena, Darlina, Earlena, Jaelana, Kariana, Karlena, Karlina, Malana, Malena, Mallina, Maralin, Maralina, Maralinda, Maraline, Maralyn, Maralynn (see Marilyn), Maranda, Maraya, Marciana, Marcina, Mareena, Mareina, Marena, Marialena, Marian, Mariana, Marianda, Mariane, Marianna, Marielena, Marilena, Marilene, Marilin, Marilyn, Marilynn, Marina, Marinna, Marjan, Marlenn (see Marlin), Marlenne, Marlinn, Marlisa, Marlon, Marlyne, Marlynn, Marmara, Marnina, Maroona, Marrlin, Marsala, Martina, Marvina, Maryan, Maryann, Marylin, Marylyn, Marylynn, Matana, Mayana, Melana, Merlyn, Milana, Mirana, Miriana, Morgana, Myrlene, Myrline and Sharlana (see Sharlene). These names tend to be less commonly used than Marlana.

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