Meaning and name origin
Marlana \m(a)-rla-na, mar-lana\ as a girl's name is of German origin. Marlana is a variant of Marlene (German): blend of the names Maria (Latin) "star of the sea" and Magdalene (Greek) "from Magdala", to honor the Christian Biblical figure Mary Magdalene.
Marlana is a somewhat popular first name for females (#2856 out of 4276, Top 67%) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).
Marlana is also pronounced similarly to Merlina. Other suggested similar baby names are Carlana, Malana, Maralina, Mariana▲, Marilena, Marlane, Marlayne, Marlen, Marlenn, Marlin, Marline, Marlinn, Marlon, Marlyn▼, Marlyne and Marlynn. These names tend to be less commonly used than Marlana.