What does Marlen mean?
Marlen \m(a)-rlen, mar-len\ as a girls' name (also used as boys' name Marlen) is pronounced MAR-len. It is of English and Latin origin, and the meaning of Marlen is "star of the sea". Feminine of Marlon or variant of Marlene.
For more on this name, see also the related girl name Madeline.
Marlen has 20 more related forms via Marlene: Marla▼, Marlaina, Marlana, Marlane, Marlayna, Marlayne, Marlea, Marlee, Marleen, Marleena, Marleene, Marleina, Marlena▼, Marleni, Marley, Marlie, Marlina, Marline, Marlynne and Marna.
Marlen is a somewhat prominent first name for females (#3022 out of 4276, Top 71%) and also a somewhat prominent last name for both adults and children (#104819 out of 150436, Top 70%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of Marlen for girls. Marlen was first listed in 2000 and reached its highest position of #917 in the U.S. in 2003, but is not found in the list currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Madeline (#89 in 2014), Marla, Marlee (#470), Marlena, Marlene, Marley (#202), Marlie and Marlyn are the popular related forms of Marlen appearing in the Top 1000. These girl names were at the peak of their popularity in 2008 (usage of 0.3213%) and are somewhat less popular today (usage 0.2488%, down 22.6%), with the versions Marla, Marlena, Marlene and Marlyn becoming less in vogue. Madeline (#89), Marlee (#470) and Marley (#202) are three of the more contemporarily stylish birth names among these, with Madeline and Marlee undergoing a revival in popularity. Below is a charted analysis of the usage of the girl name Marlen and affiliated names. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Marlen is alike in pronunciation to Marlenn, Marlinn, Marlyne, Marrlen, Marrlin, Merlyn, Myrleen and Myrlene. Other suggested similar baby names are Carlen, Karlen, Madlen, Maralin, Maralyn, Mareen, Marelyn, Maren, Marien, Marilena, Marilene, Marilin, Marilyn, Marylin▼ and Marylyn▼. These names tend to be less commonly used than Marlen.