Meaning and name origin
Marlow \m(a)-rlow, mar-low\ as a boy's name (also used as girl's 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.
There is 1 feminine form of Marlow: Marlo.
Marlow is not a popular first name for males but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#2560 out of 88799, Top 3%) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Marlow and its variant forms. The only popular variation form ranked in the Top 1000/100 is Marley (#821). (2014 statistics).