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What does Marleene mean?

Marleene Pronunciation of Marleene [mar-leene] as a name for girls has the meaning "star of the sea; from Magdala". Marleene is a variant form of Marlene (German, Latin, Greek).

Associated with: star, sea.


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

12 more different relations via Marlene: Marlaina, Marlana, Marlayna, Marlea, Marlee, Marleena, Marleina, Marlena, Marleni, Marley, Marlie and Marlina.

Creative forms:
(female) Maileene, Maleene, ..

(male) Marleele, Marleeno, ..

Middle name pairings:
Marleene Essence (M.E.), ..

How popular is Marleene?

Marleene is an unusual given name for females. Marleene is an uncommon last name too for all people. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Popular alternative forms of Marleene (outside Top 2000) appearing in the Top 2000 are Marley (#218 last year), Marlee (#454), Marlene (#1174), Marlie (#1202), Marlyn, Marline, Marlena, Marlane, Marleen, Marlen and Marlana. These relations of Marleene were favored as birth names 9 decades ago (average #1554) and have become much less conventional since (#1549, down 59%), with versions such as Marlyn becoming somewhat dated. Marley and Marlee are two of the more contemporarily stylish birth names among these. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

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

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Marlena, Marlene, Marley, Marlie, Marline, Marlyn in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Marleene is alike in pronunciation to Marlenn, Marlenne, Marlinn, Marlon, Marlyne, Marlynn, Marrlen, Merline, Myrleen, Myrlene and Myrline. Other suggested similar names are Caleen, Caraleen (see Caroline), Carleen, Carlein, Carlen, Carlette, Carlyne, Carreen, Cayleen, Charleene, Dalene, Dareese, Darlenny (see Darlene), Earldena (see Earla), Earlena, Erlene, Jaeleen, Kaileen, Kaleena, Karaleen, Kareen, Kareena, Karleen, Madeleine, Madlen, Maelee, Maraline, Maralyn, Maralynn (see Marilyn), Marcee, Marciane, Mareen, Marelle, Maren, Marena, Margette, Marieke, Marielena, Marielle, Marien, Mariette, Marilynne, Marine, Markeeta, Marlise, Marlyse, Marnee, Marrlin, Marteina (see Martina), Martyne, Marvelle, Maurene, Maxeen, Maxene, Melene, Morene, Myleen, Paulene, Pearleen, Raeleen, Raleine, Sareen, Sharleen and Taleen. These names tend to be more frequently used than Marleene.

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