What does Marley mean?
Marley [mar-ley] as a name for girls (also used less regularly as boys' name Marley) has its root in English, and Marley means "marshy meadow". Marley is an alternate form of Marlee (English): also transcription of Marlene.
Associated with: meadow.
1 masculine form: Marlow.Creative forms:
(female) Marle, Marrel, ..
(male) Marme, Marter, .. Middle name pairings:
Marley Bella (M.B.), ..
How popular is Marley?
Marley is an unusual first name for women but a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#5271 out of 150436, Top 4%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Marley was first listed in 1990 and reached its highest rank of #145 in the U.S. in 2008, and is at #218 currently. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its source forms and related girl names. Prominent variation forms of Marley (#218 via latest list) are Marlee (#454 via latest list), Marleigh (#897), Marlene (#1174), Marlie (#1202), Marna, Marline, Marlyn, Marlen, Marlana, Marlane, Marleen, Marla and Marlena. Usage of these forms of Marley was common in the 1930s (median #1505) and is now significantly lower (#1567, 56% less usage), with versions like Marlene becoming somewhat outmoded. Marley, Marlee and Marleigh are three of the more trendy birth names here.
Marley▲ is pronounced similarly to Marleah, Marlo▼, Marlow, Marlowe, Merla, Mirla and Myrla. Other suggested similar names are Bayley, Cailey, Carle, Carlee▲, Carlen, Carley▼, Carrey, Cayley, Charley▲, Darcey, Darsey, Hadley▲, Haeley, Halley, Harlea, Kaeley, Kalley, Karlen, Karly, Kayley▼, Mable▼, Macey, Madlen, Maelee, Magaley, Maicey, Maisey, Marcee, Marcy▼, Marell, Marella, Marge, Margery▼, Marget, Mariel, Mariela▼, Marien, Mariet, Marilee, Marilou, Marilu, Marjery, Marjy, Markee, Marlies, Marlon, Marlys▼, Marne, Marnee, Marney, Marrilee, Marsee, Marsey, Marthy, Marty, Marvel▼, Mary▼, Maryl, Marylea, Marylou▼, Marylu, Mercey, Merl, Merle▼, Railey, Raley, Rawley and Salley. These names tend to be more commonly used than Marley.See names in meaning and etymology.