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Meaning and name origin

Marlen \m(a)-rlen, mar-len\ as a girl's name (also used as boy's name Marlen), is pronounced MAR-len. It is of English origin. Feminine of Marlon or variant of Marlene.


Marlen has 4 variant forms: Marlenne, Marlin, Marlyn and Marlynn.

For more information, see also the related girl name Madeline.


Marlen is a somewhat popular first name for females (#3022 out of 4276, Top 71%) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (Source: 2000 U.S. Population Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Marlen for girls. Marlen reached its highest rank of #917 in the U.S. in 2003 (Source: 2014 Birth Name Statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Marlen name in U.S.

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Marlen 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

Marlen is also pronounced similarly to Marlane, Marleen, Marleene, Marlenn, Marline, 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, Marlana, Marlea, Marlee, Marleena, Marleina, Marlena, Marleni, Marley, Marlina, Marylin and Marylyn. These names tend to be less commonly used than Marlen.