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What does Marlo mean?

Marlo Pronunciation of Marlo as a girls' name. Modern name: possibly variant of Marlene or from the surname Marlow. Popular in the 1970s due the actress Marlo Thomas. Also form of Mary.


ASSOCIATED WITH modern, surname


VARIANTS Marlon, Marlow, Marlowe


ALTERNATIVE FORMS VIA MARLENE Marla, Marlana, Marlane, Marlea, Marlee, Marleen, Marlen, Marlena, Marleni, Marley, Marlie, Marlin, Marlina, Marline, Marlyn, Marna

(female) Mardy, ..

(male) Marmo, ..

Marlo Kehlani (M.K.), ..

How popular is Marlo?

Marlo is a very prominent first name for women (#1697 out of 4276, Top 40%) and also a very prominent surname for all people (#52500 out of 150436, Top 35%). (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Marlo entered the list in 1960-1969 and reached its peak rank of #639 in the U.S. in the 1970s, and is currently at #1980. (TOP 2000 NAMES, 2018)

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

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

Which version is better?

Prominent alternative forms of Marlo (#1980 FROM CURRENT RECORDS) are Marla, Marlana, Marlane, Marlee (#482), Marleen, Marlen, Marlena, Marlene (#1383), Marley (#221), Marlie (#1494), Marline, Marlow, Marlowe (#1041), Marlyn, Marna and Mary (#126). Other forms, like Marlina, are uncommon. Usage of these forms of Marlo was at its most widespread 8 decades ago (AVERAGE #1432) and is now significantly lower (#1572, DOWN 93.6%), with forms such as Marlena becoming less stylish. Marlee, Marley and Marlowe are three of the more fashionable birth names in this list.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Marlo, Marla, Marlana, Marlane, Marlee in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Marleen, Marlen, Marlena, Marlene, Marley in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Marlie, Marline, Marlow, Marlowe, Marlyn in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Marna, Mary in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Marlo is pronounced similarly to Marla, Marlea, Marleah, Marlee, Marley, Marlie, Merla, Mirla and Myrla. Other recommended sound-alike names are Mable, Maeko, Mal, Mala, Mally, Marah, Marcy, Mare, Maree, Marell, Maren, Marfa, Marg, Marga, Margalo, Marge, Margi, Margo, Margot, Margy, Mari, Maria, Marie, Mariko, Marilou, Marilu, Marin, Marion, Maris, Marit, Marja, Marje, Marji, Marjo, Marjon, Marjy, Marlen, Marlin, Marlis, Marlyn, Marlys, Marna, Marne, Marni, Marra, Mart, Marta, Marte, Marth, Marti, Marty, Marva, Marve, Mary, Marya, Maryjo, Maryk, Maryl, Marylou, Marylu, Maryn, Marys, Merl, Merle, Murle and Myrle. These names tend to be less frequently used than Marlo.