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What does Marlena mean?

Marlena Pronunciation of Marlena [mar-lena] as a name for girls is a Hebrew name, and the meaning of Marlena is "woman from Magdala; star of the sea; from Magdala". Marlena is a variant form of Madeline (Hebrew): form of Madeleine. Marlena is also a variation of Marlene (German, Latin, Greek).

Associated with: star, sea.


Marlena has 7 variants: Marlaina, Marlana, Marlayna, Marleena, Marleina, Marleni and Marlina.

33 more different relations via Madeline, Marlene: Dalenna, Madalena, Madalene, Maddelena, Madelena, Madelene, Madelina, Madena, Madina, Madlen, Madlin, Madlyn, Magdalena, Mala, Malena, Malina, Marla, Marlane, Marlayne, Marlea, Marleah, Marlee, Marleen, Marleene, Marlen, Marley, Marlie, Marlin, Marline, Marlyn, Marlyne, Marlynne and Marna.

Creative forms:
(female) Marleda, Merlena, ..

(male) Marle, Marleki, ..

Middle name pairings:
Marlena Jaylene (M.J.), ..

How popular is Marlena?

Marlena is a very popular first name for women (#1275 out of 4276, Top 30%) but a rare last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Marlena was first listed in 1940-1949 and reached its peak position of #715 in the U.S. during the years 1970-1979, but is not listed currently. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Marlena name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related girl names. Popular varying forms of Marlena rated in the Top 2000 are Madeline (#90 from current records), Marley (#218), Marlee (#454), Magdalena (#1103), Marlene (#1174), Marlie (#1202), Malina (#1538), Malena (#1997), Marna, Marlyn, Marline, Marlane, Madlyn, Madelene, Marla, Marlana, Marleen, Madalene and Marlen. Other variants, like Madina, are seldom used. These forms of Marlena were popular as baby names in 2008 (usage of 0.63%) and are somewhat less popular today (usage 0.41%, 36%), with forms such as Magdalena going out of style. Marley and Marlee are two of the more contemporarily stylish names for newborns in this list.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Marlena, Madalene, Madelene, Madeline, Madlyn in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Magdalena, Malena, Malina, Marla, Marlana in U.S.

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

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

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

Similar Names

Marlena is pronounced similarly to Merlina. Other recommended names are Carilena (see Caroline), Carlaena, Carleena, Carlenna (see Carlene), Carolena, Charlena, Dalena, Darlena, Darlene, Darlina, Earlena, Earlina, Fareena, Galena, Harlea, Harlene, Jalena, Jardena, Kareena, Karlina, Karrena, Malana, Maralina, Maraline, Maralyn, Maralynn (see Marilyn), Marcena, Marcene, Marcenia (see Marcene), Marcina, Mareen, Mareena, Mareesa, Marelyn, Maren, Marena, Marialena, Marielena, Marien, Marilena, Marilene, Marilynn, Marina, Markeda, Marlele, Marlenne, Marlinn, Marlisa, Marlynn, Marnina, Maroona, Marseea, Marthena, Martina, Marvela, Marvina, Marylea, Marylyn, Maveena, Maxena, Maylene, Merline, Myrlene, Myrline, Raelena, Sareena, Sarena, Sharlena, Starlena, Talena, Tareena, Tarena, Valena and Varena. These names tend to be less commonly used than Marlena.

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