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Origin: English

Meaning: usually treated as a short form of Marlene, a German feminine name made up of a combination of the names Maria (the Latin form of Mary, from Hebrew Miriam, whose meaning is debated; it could mean "sea of bitterness", "rebellious" or "to be disobedient", and "wished for child", though it could have also originated as an Egyptian name from mry or mr meaning "beloved" or "love") and Magdalene (meaning "of Magdala", Magdala possibly meaning "tower" in Hebrew froma  root word meaning "high".

  • Marlene (German, English)
  • Marlena (English, Polish)
  • Marleen (Dutch)
  • Marlen (German)
  • Marlène (French)