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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 has 9 variant forms: Marlane, Marlayne, Marleene, Marlen, Marlin, Marline, Marlyn, Marlyne, Marlynne.


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).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Madeline, Marlen, Marlene, Marlyn in U.S.

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

Similar Names

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.