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What does Marlow mean?

Marlow Pronunciation of Marlow 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 Mar-, old english, lake (river), england, surname


VARIANTS Marloe, Marlowe





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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)

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. (2015 BIRTH STATISTICS)

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

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

Which version is better?

Popular related forms of Marlow rated in the Top 2000 are Marley (#863 IN RECENT RANKINGS) and Marlowe. These relations of Marlow reached the top of their popularity 1 year ago (USAGE OF 0.01%) and have remained as popular to this day (USAGE 0.01%, DOWN 5.6%). 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-sounding 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.