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What does Marlee mean?

Marlee /mar-lee/ as a girls' name is pronounced MAR-lee. It is of English origin, and the meaning of Marlee is "marshy meadow".

Also variant of Marlene. See also Marla. Actress Marlee Matlin.

Associated with: meadow


Marlee has 3 variants: Marleigh, Marley and Marlie.

Marlee has 20 more different relations via Marla, Marlene: Marla, Marlana, Marlane, Marlayne, Marlea, Marleen, Marleena, Marleene, Marleina, Marlen, Marlena, Marleni, Marlette, Marlin, Marlina, Marline, Marlyn, Marlynne, Marlys and Marna.

Kreatif forms:
(female) Manlee, Marli, ..

(male) Marel, Marler, ..

How popular is Marlee?

Marlee is a rare first name for women. Marlee is also a rare last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Shown below is the birth name history of Marlee for girls. Marlee entered the list in 1990 and reached its peak rank of #367 in the U.S. in the year 2008, and is currently at #470. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Marley (#202 from current records), Marleigh (#937), Marlene (#1172), Marlie (#1204), Marline, Marlyn, Marna, Marlys, Marlena, Marlana, Marlane, Marleen, Marlen and Marla are the popular alternative forms of Marlee (#470 from current records) ranked in the Top 2000. Other variants, like Marlina, are seldom used. These forms of Marlee were at the apex of their popularity during 1930-1939 (average #1429) and are now much less conventional (#1599, down 58.2%), with forms such as Marlyn falling out of fashion. Marlene is more familiar than the rest, though Marleigh has gained in usage over time.

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

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

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

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

Similar Names


Marlee is alike in pronunciation to Marleah, Marlo, Marlow, Marlowe, Merla, Mirla and Myrla. Other recommended names are Arlee, Bailee, Baylee, Calee, Caralee, Caree, Carley, Carree, Darbee, Darcee, Earleen, Harleen, Harlene, Kailee, Karee, Karleen, Karlen, Karlene, Karlie, Laree, Madlen, Mahalee, Malea, Mallie, Marcie, Marcilee, Mareen, Marelle, Margeen, Marget, Marial, Marie, Mariet, Marike, Marilou, Marilu, Marine, Marjey (see Margaret), Marjie, Markee, Marlies, Marlise, Marlyne, Marlyse, Marnee, Marseea, Marthe, Martie, Martje, Marvele, Marylou, Maryse, Mayleen, Maylene, Meriel, Merl, Merle, Merrilee, Meryle, Millee, Mirelle, Myrelle, Myrleen (see Merle), Myrlene, Sallee, Tallee, Vallee and Verlee. These names tend to be more frequently used than Marlee.