Meaning and Name Origin
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 (#2560 out of 88799, Top 3%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Below is a charted analysis of the usage of the boy name Marlow and associated names. The only popular related form of Marlow (#unlisted) rated in the Top 1000 is Marley (#821 in 2014). This boy name reached the top of its popularity in 2008 and is somewhat less popular today. (2014 Birth Statistics)