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What does Marlan mean?

Marlan Pronunciation of Marlan [mar-lan] as a boys' name is of English derivation. Marlan is a variant form of Marlon (English): possibly (Old French) "little hawk".


Marlan has 4 variants: Marlen, Marlin, Marlinn and Marlonn.

1 more related form via Marlon: Marland.

Creative forms:
(male) Marlak, Mavlan, ..

(female) Maran, Marma, ..

Middle name pairings:
Marlan Broderick (M.B.), ..

How popular is Marlan?

Marlan is a rare first name for men but a somewhat popular last name for both adults and children (#146011 out of 150436, Top 97%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Marlan was first listed in 1930-1939 and reached its apex rank of #1734 in the U.S. then, but is not found in the list currently. (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Popular related forms of Marlan ranked in the Top 2000 are Marlon (#817 from current records), Marlin (#1852), Marlen and Marland. Usage of these forms of Marlan was at its apex 5 decades ago (usage of 0.05%) and has become significantly diminished since (usage 0.02%, 65.3%), with the form Marlin becoming somewhat dated.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Marlan, Marland, Marlen, Marlin, Marlon in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Marlan is alike in pronunciation to Merlen, Merlin, Merlinn, Merlyn and Merlynn. Other suggested similar names are Caelan, Calan, Caolan, Carlin, Carolan, Carsan, Daelan, Dalan, Dallan, Daran, Dargan, Faelan, Farlay, Farran, Gaelan, Galan, Garan, Garlan, Garlin, Garllan, Garlyn, Garran, Harkan, Harlan, Harlen, Harlin, Harlyn, Harman, Haylan, Jalan, Jarman, Jarran, Kalan, Karman, Larran, Malak, Malin, Mallen, Mallon, Mandan, Marcas, Marden, Mardyn (see Marden), Mariano, Mariland (see Maryland), Marlea, Marley, Marlondo, Marlow, Marly, Martin, Marton, Marven, Marvin, Marvyn, Marwin, Maryland, Maslen, Maslon, Mellan, Milan, Moorland (see Moreland), Moreland, Morgan, Morland, Tallan, Taran, Tarran, Taylan and Waylan. These names tend to be more frequently used than Marlan.