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What does Marlise mean?

Marlise Pronunciation of Marlise [marlise] as a girls' name is pronounced mar-LEESE. It is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Marlise is "wished-for child". From Miryam. Also compound form of Elisabeth.

ASSOCIATED WITH compound (blend)


VARIANTS Marlies, Marlis

SEE ALSO Marlisa




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How popular is Marlise?

Marlise is a rare given name for women. Marlise is an equivalently rare last name too for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related names. Elisabeth (#718 THE PREVIOUS YEAR), Elise (#174), Mariam (#563) and Marlis are the popular variation forms of Marlise (OUTSIDE TOP 2000). These forms of Marlise reached the peak of their popularity less than a decade ago (USAGE OF 0.18%) and have remained as common to this day (USAGE 0.17%, 7.7%). Elise is more familiar than the rest, though Mariam has grown popular as well over time, while Elisabeth is now less common. (TOP BABY NAMES, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Elisabeth, Elise, Mariam, Marlis in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Elise, Mariam outside U.S.

Similar Names

Marlise is alike in pronunciation to Marliss, Marlys and Marlyse. Other suggested similar names are Arlise, Carlie, Carline, Carlis, Carlisa, Carlise, Carlyse, Dalise, Darline, Earlie, Earline, Harlie, Karlie, Karline, Mallie, Maraline, Marcie, Marcile, Marcine, Mareisa, Margie, Margize, Marialisa, Marice, Marie, Marike, Marilis, Marilisa, Marine, Maris, Marisa, Marise, Mariske, Marisse, Marjie, Markie, Marlane, Marlee, Marleigh, Marlele, Marlene, Marlie, Marlin, Marlina, Marline, Marlinn, Marlisha, Marlissa, Marlowe, Marlyne, Marlyssa, Marnie, Marquise, Marris, Martie, Martine, Maryse, Maurise, Melise, Merline, Myrline and Talise. These names tend to be more frequently used than Marlise.

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