Meaning and name origin
Marleen \m(a)-rleen, mar-leen\ as a girl's name is of Hebrew and German origin, and the meaning of Marleen is "woman from Magdala". Marleen is a variant of Madeline (Hebrew): variant of Madeleine, which is the French version. Also 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.
Marleen is a somewhat popular first name for females (#2415 out of 4276, Top 56%) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (Source: 2000 U.S. Population Census).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Marleen and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Madeline (#89), Marlyn, Marlen and Marlene. (Source: 2014 Birth Name Statistics).
Marleen is also pronounced similarly to Marlenn, Marlenne, Marlinn, Marlon, Marlynn, Marrlen and Myrleen. Other suggested similar baby names are Carleen▼, Darleen▼, Earleen, Harleen, Karleen, Marceen, Mareen, Margeen, Marlee▲, Marleena, Marleina, Marlena▼, Marleni and Mayleen. These names tend to be less commonly used than Marleen.