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Meaning and name origin

Marley \m(a)-rley, mar-ley\ as a boy's name (also used as girl's name Marley), is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Marley is "meadow near the lake". Place name. Musician Bob Marley.


Marley has 3 variant forms: Marlea, Marleigh and Marly.

For more information, see also the related boy name Marlow.

There is 1 feminine form of Marley: Marlene.


Marley is not a popular first name for males but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#5949 out of 88799, Top 7%) (Source: 2000 U.S. Population Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Marley for boys. Marley reached its highest rank of #763 in the U.S. in 2008 (Source: 2014 Birth Name Statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Marley name in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Marley is also pronounced similarly to Marloe, Moorley, Morlee, Morley, Morly and Morrley. Other suggested similar baby names are Carley, Earley, Farley, Harley, Manley, Markey, Marlen, Merle, Warley and Yarley. These names tend to be more commonly used than Marley.