What does Marlane mean?
Marlane /mar-lane/ [2 sylls.] as a name for girls means "star of the sea; from Magdala". Marlane is an alternate spelling of Marlene (German, Latin, Greek). Merline is a common surname.
How popular is Marlane?
Marlane is an uncommon given name for females. Marlane is an equally rare last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)
Displayed below is an analysis of the usage of Marlane and associated names. Marla, Marlee (#470 in 2014), Marlen, Marlena, Marlene, Marley (#202), Marlie and Marlyn are the popular alternative forms of Marlane (outside Top 1000). Adoption of these girl names was at its peak in 2008 (usage of 0.2435%) and is somewhat lower today (usage 0.166%, 31.8% less), with the versions Marla, Marlena, Marlene and Marlyn becoming less fashionable. Marlee (#470) and Marley (#202) are two of the more contemporarily stylish names for newborns among these, with Marlee enjoying a rebound in popularity. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)
Marlane is alike in pronunciation to Marlenn, Marlenne, Marlinn, Marlon, Marlyne, Marlynn, Merline, Myrlene and Myrline. Other suggested similar baby names are Maraline, Mariane and Marilene. Like Marlane, these names are not frequently used.