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What does Marlie mean?

Marlie Pronunciation of Marlie [mar-lie] as a name for girls is an English name, and the meaning of the name Marlie is "marshy meadow". Marlie is an alternate spelling of Marlee (English): also version of Marlene.

Associated with: meadow.


Marlie has 4 variants: Marla, Marlea, Marleigh and Marley.

17 more relations via Marlee, Marlene: Marlaina, Marlana, Marlane, Marlayne, Marleen, Marleena, Marleene, Marleina, Marlen, Marlena, Marleni, Marlin, Marlina, Marline, Marlyn, Marlynne and Marna.

Creative forms:
(female) Manlie, Merlie, ..

(male) Marle, Marles, ..

Middle name pairings:
Marlie Leena (M.L.), ..

How popular is Marlie?

Marlie is an unusual given name for women. Marlie is an equally uncommon surname for all people. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Marlie entered the list in 2005 and reached its apex position of #894 in the U.S. in 2009, and is at #1202 currently. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related girl names. Marla, Marlana, Marlane, Marlee (#454 in recent rankings), Marleen, Marleigh (#897), Marlen, Marlena, Marlene (#1174), Marley (#218), Marline, Marlyn and Marna are the prominent alternative forms of Marlie (#1202 in recent rankings) appearing in the Top 2000. Other variants, like Marlea, are seldom used. These relations of Marlie reached the top of their popularity during the years 1930-1939 (average #1505) and are now much less widespread (#1567, 56.3%), with versions such as Marla becoming less in vogue. Marlene is more widely used than the rest, though Marley is now the most fashionable.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Marlie, Marla, Marlana, Marlane, Marlee in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Marleen, Marleigh, Marlen, Marlena, Marlene in U.S.

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

Top 100 baby names ranking of Marlie and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Marlie is alike in pronunciation to Marleah, Marlo, Marlow, Marlowe, Merla, Mirla and Myrla. Other recommended names are Cahlie, Cailie, Calie, Caralie, Carlia, Carlie, Carlye, Caylie, Corlie, Earlie, Earline, Gardie, Hailie, Harli, Kailie, Kalie, Karlye, Maddie, Magalie, Maggie, Maisie, Malfie, Malia, Malke, Malkie, Mallie, Malvie, Mandie, Marcine, Maree, Margies (see Margaret), Margit, Mariela, Marike, Marilee, Marilla, Marilou, Marilu, Maris, Marise, Marji, Marjie, Marliss, Marlon, Marlyne, Marlyse, Marne, Marni, Marnia, Marrin, Marsia, Marti, Martine, Marve, Marylin, Marylu, Mazie, Merl, Merle, Merrile, Meryle, Mirelle, Mollie, Murle, Myrle, Verlie, Wallie and Zailie. These names tend to be more frequently used than Marlie.

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