One of my ancestors was named Marleah. I was wondering if anyone has any ideas about what the origin of this name may be. I have been advised in the past to look under Marley. However, the "leah" in it so distinct it seems to me this name may be based on Leah. Is that possible? I'm afraid I'm not very good at figuring out these things. Any help would be appreciated!!
Also, I've heard the opinion that this name was probably "invented" by the mother. True, it is not listed on this site but I have found it on other name sites. However, those sites do not specify an origin or a meaning but rather give simply a long list of names. Also, when using a search engine, over 1000 web pages are pulled up that contain this name, whether it be a baby name site, or an obituary, or a praise for a female athlete with this name, et cetera. Marleah is not THAT unique, which furthers my curiosity as to the lack of information available about it.
Thanks so much for your help! This has been a curiosity to me for quite some time! --MJ