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Marlene meaning and name origin

Marlene \m(a)-rle-ne, mar-lene\ as a girl's name is pronounced mar-LEEN, mar-LYNE, mar-LAY-nah. It is of German origin. Blend of the names Maria (Latin) "star of the sea" and Magdalene (Greek) "from Magdala", to honor the Christian Biblical figure Mary Magdalene. Marlene Dietrich made the name familiar in the 1920s. Some contemporary names are spelled phonetically to ensure the desired pronunciation. Actresses Marlee Matlin, Marley Shelton.

Marlene has 23 variant forms: Marla, Marlaina, Marlana, Marlane, Marlayna, Marlayne, Marlea, Marlee, Marleen, Marleena, Marleene, Marleina, Marlen, Marlena, Marleni, Marley, Marlie, Marlin, Marlina, Marline, Marlyn, Marlynne and Marna.

For more information, see also related names Arlene, Jolene, Lena, Marlo and Madeline.

Marlene is also pronounced similarly to Marlenn, Marlenne, Marlinn, Marlon, Marlyne, Marlynn, Marrlen, Merline, Myrlene and Myrline. Other suggested similar baby names are Carlene, Darlene, Earlene, Harlene, Karlene, Maraline, Marcene, Marilena, Marilene, Marlele and Maylene.

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Popularity of Marlene

Marlene is a very popular first name for females (#240 out of 4276) and a slightly less popular surname or last name for all people (#70351 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby names popularity of Marlene name for girls (2012 statistics). Compare Marlene with its variant forms and related girl baby names.


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

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

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