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What does Marlow mean?

Marlow [mar-low] as a boys' name (also used as girls' name Marlow) is pronounced MAR-loh. It is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Marlow is "driftwood".

The original phrase literally means "lake leavings". It became the name of a place in Buckinghamshire, England, and then was used as a surname designating families from that area. Marlowe and Marley are occasionally used for girls. English playwright Christopher Marlowe.

Associated with: old english, lake (river), england, surname.


Marlow has 2 variants: Marloe and Marlowe.

Marlow has 2 more related forms via Marley: Marlea and Marly.

Marlow has 1 feminine form: Marlo.

Kreatif forms:
(male) Manlow, Marrlow, ..

(female) Marel, Marrel, ..

How popular is Marlow?

Marlow is an uncommon given name for males but a very popular last name for all people (#2511 out of 150436, Top 2%). (2000 U.S. Census)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Charted below is the birth name history of Marlow for boys. Marlow was first listed in 1930-1939 and reached its highest position of #1484 in the U.S. then, but is not found in the list at the moment. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Popular related forms of Marlow rated in the Top 2000 are Marley (#821 in recent rankings) and Marlowe. These relations of Marlow are at the top of their popularity today (usage of 0.01%). Marley is the most fashionable boy name in this list.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Marlow, Marley, Marlowe in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Marlow is alike in pronunciation to Morlee, Morley and Morly. Other suggested similar names are Arlow, Barlow, Barlowe, Barrlow (see Barlow), Bartow, Carlo, Carlos, Carlow, Carlowe (see Carlow), Darrow, Fallow, Farlow, Harlo, Harloe, Harlow, Karlo, Karlos, Mahlon, Mallon, Marco, Marcos, Mardon, Mareo, Mario, Marion, Marko, Markos, Markov, Marlan, Marlen, Marlin, Marlon, Marlond, Marlonn (see Marlon), Maro, Marom, Marton, Marzo, Maslon, Merle, Morrow, Murrow and Yarrow. These names tend to be more frequently used than Marlow.