Meaning and Name Origin
Marley \m(a)-rley, mar-ley\ as a boys' name (also used more generally as girls' name Marley) is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Marley is "meadow near the lake". Place name. Musician Bob Marley.
For more information, see also the related boy name Marlow.
Marley has 1 feminine form: Marlene.
Marley is an unusual given name for men but a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#5949 out of 88799, Top 7%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Displayed below is the birth name popularity of Marley for boys. Marley was first listed in 2008 and reached its peak position of #763 in the U.S. then, and is currently at #821. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)
Marley is 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.