What does Marlene mean?
Blend of the names Maria and Magdalene, 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 variants: Marla▼, Marlaina, Marlana, Marlane, Marlayna, Marlayne, Marlea, Marlee▲, Marleen, Marleena, Marleene, Marleina, Marlen, Marlena, Marleni, Marley▲, Marlie, Marlin, Marlina, Marline, Marlyn▼, Marlynne and Marna.Kreatif forms:
(female) Marlese, Merlene, ..
(male) Marlean, Marleno, ..
How popular is Marlene?
Marlene is a very popular first name for women (#240 out of 4276, Top 6%) but a rare surname for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)
Shown below is the baby name popularity of Marlene for girls. Marlene entered the list in 1910-1919 and reached its top position of #58 in the U.S. in the 1930s, and is currently at #1172. (Top Baby Names, 2014)
Shown below is an analysis of the usage of the girl name Marlene and related names. Prominent related forms of Marlene (#1172 via latest list) are Madeline (#89 via latest list), Maria (#115), Marley (#202), Lena (#279), Marlee (#470), Marie (#579), Jolene (#720), Marleigh (#937), Marlie (#1204), Arlene (#1482), Magdalene (#1636), Marlyn, Marna, Marlena, Marlo, Marline, Marlane, Marielena, Maree, Mariette, Marla, Marleen, Marlana and Marlen. Other variants, like Marieanne, are seldom used. These relations of Marlene were popular as baby names 124 years ago (usage of 2.47%) and are now significantly less popular (usage 0.71%, 71.2% less), with versions like Marie becoming somewhat outmoded. Marleigh, Marlee and Marley are three of the more fashionable names for newborns among these.
Marlene▼ is alike in pronunciation to Marlenn, Marlenne, Marlinn, Marlon, Marlyne, Marlynn, Marrlen, Marrlin, Merline, Merlyn, Myrleen, Myrlene and Myrline. Other recommended names are Cailene, Charlene▼, Corlene, Darleane, Darlena, Darline, Darlyne, Darylene, Earline▼, Erlene, Gaylene, Harlee▲, Harlene, Jaylene▲, Kaelene, Kalene, Karene, Karlee▲, Karlen, Karlene, Karline, Karlyne, Kaylene, Laraene, Lurlene, Madalene, Madelene, Maelee, Marcele, Marcena, Marceyne (see Marcene), Mareen, Mareena, Marelyn, Marena, Mariane, Marieke, Marilena, Marilin, Marilyn▼, Marilynn▼, Marilynne, Markee, Marlele, Marlette, Marlyse, Marne, Marnee, Marsee, Martine, Marylin, Marylyn, Maurene, Maylene, Melene, Mylene, Myrene, Raelene, Raylene, Sharlene, Starlene and Talene. These names tend to be less frequently used than Marlene.