What does Marleen mean?
Marleen \m(a)-rleen, mar-leen\ as a name for girls is of Hebrew, German, Latin and Greek derivation, and the meaning of the name Marleen is "woman from Magdala; star of the sea; from Magdala". Marleen is a variant of Madeline (Hebrew): variant of Madeleine. Marleen is also a variation of Marlene (German, Latin, Greek).
Marleen has 43 more alternative forms via Madeline, Marlene: Dalenna, Madaleine, Madalena, Madalene, Madalyn, Madalynn, Maddelena, Maddie, Madel, Madeleine, Madelena, Madelene, Madelle, Madelon, Madelyn, Madelynn, Madena, Madge▼, Madilyn, Madlen, Madlin, Madlyn, Magdalen▼, Maidel, Mala, Malena, Malina, Marla▼, Marlaina, Marlana, Marlayna, Marlea, Marleah, Marlee, Marleena, Marleina, Marlena▼, Marleni, Marley, Marlie, Marlina, Marna and Maude▼.
Marleen is a somewhat popular first name for females (#2415 out of 4276, Top 56%) but a rare surname for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)
Prominent related forms of Marleen (#unlisted) rated in the Top 1000 are Madalyn (#518 last year), Madalynn (#649), Madeleine (#283), Madeline (#89), Madelyn (#59), Madelynn (#439), Madge, Madilyn (#303), Magdalen, Marla, Marlee (#470), Marlen, Marlena, Marlene, Marley (#202), Marlie, Marlyn and Maude. These girl names were at the top of their popularity in 2008 (usage of 0.3889%) and are somewhat less popular today (usage 0.3327%, down 14.5%), with versions like Magdalen, Marlena, Marlene, Marlyn and Maude becoming somewhat outmoded. The more fashionable birth names in this compilation are Madeleine (#283), Madeline (#89), Madelyn (#59), Madilyn (#303) and Marley (#202), and there is a revival in birth name usage for Madeleine, Madeline and Madelyn. Shown below is an analysis of the popularity of the girl name Marleen and associated names. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Marleen is pronounced similarly to Marlenn, Marlenne, Marlinn, Marlon, Marlynn, Marrlen and Myrleen. Other recommended similar baby names are Carleen▼, Darleen▼, Earleen, Harleen, Karleen, Marceen, Mareen, Margeen and Mayleen. These names tend to be less commonly used than Marleen.