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What does Marlane mean?

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

Associated with: star, sea.


Marlane has 8 variants: Marlayne, Marleen, Marleene, Marlen, Marlin, Marline, Marlyn and Marlynne.

14 more alternative forms via Marlene: Marla, Marlaina, Marlana, Marlayna, Marlea, Marlee, Marleena, Marleina, Marlena, Marleni, Marley, Marlie, Marlina and Marna.

Creative forms:
(female) Malane, Marlani, ..

(male) Marhlon, Marlaas, ..

Middle name pairings:
Marlane Veronica (M.V.), ..

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. Demographics)

Marlane was first listed in 1940-1949 and reached its peak position of #1809 in the U.S. in the 1940s, but is not ranked currently. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Marla, Marlana, Marlee (#454 in recent rankings), Marleen, Marlen, Marlena, Marlene (#1174), Marley (#218), Marlie (#1202), Marline, Marlyn and Marna are the popular alternative forms of Marlane. Adoption of these forms of Marlane was more pronounced among parents in the 1930s (average #1467) and has become much less since (#1619, 60% less usage), with versions like Marlyn becoming less fashionable. Marlene is more widely used than the rest, though Marley is now more frequently used.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Marlane, Marla, Marlana, 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 Marlane and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Marlane is alike in pronunciation to Marlenn, Marlenne, Marlinn, Marlon, Marlyne, Marlynn, Marrlen, Marrlin, Merline, Merlyn, Myrlene and Myrline. Other suggested similar names are Carlan, Carlana, Carlene, Carline, Carlyne, Dariane, Darleane, Darlene, Darline, Darlyne, Earlene, Earline, Garland, Garlande, Harlene, Karlene, Karline, Karlyne, Malana, Malaney, Malanie, Maralin, Maralina, Maraline, Maralyn, Maralynn (see Marilyn), Marcene, Marciane, Marcine, Marelyn, Marian, Mariana, Mariane, Mariann, Marianne, Marilena, Marilene, Marilin, Marilyn, Marilynn, Marilynne, Marine, Marjan, Marjanne, Marlele, Marlise, Marlowe, Marlyse, Marne, Martine, Martyne, Maryan, Maryann, Maryanne, Marylin, Marylyn, Marylynn, Maylene, Merlina, Morgane and Sharlane. These names tend to be more frequently used than Marlane.

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