Meaning and name origin
Marlane \m(a)-rla-ne, mar-lane\ as a girl's name is of German origin. Marlane 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.
Marlane is not a popular first name for females and an equally uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).
Marlane is also pronounced similarly to Marlenn, Marlenne, Marlinn, Marlon, Marlyne, Marlynn, Merline, Myrlene and Myrline. Other suggested similar baby names are Maraline, Mariane, Marilene, Marlaina, Marlana, Marlayna, Marlena▼, Marleni and Marlina. These names tend to be more commonly used than Marlane.