What does Marlow mean?
Marlow /mar-low/ [2 sylls.] 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.Kreatif forms: Malow, Manlow, Marrlow. [more]
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)
The only popular related form of Marlow (outside Top 1000) rated in the Top 1000 is Marley (#821 in 2014). This boy name reached the top of its popularity in the year 2008 (usage of 0.237%) and is 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)