What does Marlow mean?
Marlow \m(a)-rlow, 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.
Marlow has 1 feminine form: Marlo.
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)
The only popular related form of Marlow (#unlisted) rated in the Top 1000 is Marley (#821 in 2014). These boy names reached the top of their popularity in the year 2008 (usage of 0.237%) and are somewhat less popular today (usage 0.179%, down 24.5%). Below is a charted analysis of the usage of the boy name Marlow and associated names. (2014 Birth Statistics)