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I love Marlena. I'm naming my doll that I'm buying Marlena. It's such a gorgeous name!
MARLENA2005  10/1/2005
I like this name a lot, but prefer it pronounced mar-LEN-uh.
bschoer10  3/30/2006
In Polish it is pronounced mar-LEN-a and in English it is most often pronounced mar-LANE-a.
ADT  6/19/2006
Marlena has appeared on the top 1000 list since the 1970's to the end of the 1990's. Its most popular year was the 1980's where it ranked 716.
― Anonymous User  9/25/2006
This is such a beautiful elegant name.
― Anonymous User  10/27/2006
I pronounce this mar-LAY-nah.
Elly747  3/23/2007
Marlena is the name of a character on the soap opera "Days of Our Lives".
― Anonymous User  4/26/2007
Marlena was the girl who blew up in Cloverfield. Even so, watching the movie, I was struck by the beauty of the name.
FuschiaNicole  2/17/2008
Marlena is currently my second favorite name. Marlena Diamond was Lizzy Caplan's character in Cloverfield, and Marlena was also a character in Sara Gruen's bestseller "Water for Elephants".
Clytemnestra  7/9/2008
The accurate meaning of the name Marlena is "bittersweet".
― Anonymous User  12/30/2008
My name is Marlena (but I'm known to everyone as Marley). It's pronounced "mar-LAY-nuh". I think that's the most common English pronunciation.
lenaxo  3/1/2009
I like it. It's feminine without sounding ditzy and frilly. It also sounds like the name of a girl who is nice and down to earth. I don't like how Christian it is, though.
Aureliano  4/2/2010
I love the name Marlena, it's so gorgeous and pretty and can be shortened to Lena, which I love as well. Also Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen is an awesome, recommended book too. Awesome name!
blondieboo629  9/7/2011
This name is so pretty, I like it pronounced mar-lay-na :)
Oohvintage  1/13/2013
The name Marlena was given to 79 baby girls born in the US in 2012.
Oohvintage  7/18/2013
I hate this name. I knew a really nasty girl named Marlena who always made fun of my clothes, and I can't see this name without thinking of her.
Buneary  4/15/2014
This is my name and it's pronounced (Mar-LAY-nah). I think it sounds more elegant that way.
sweethonolulu  7/28/2014
I love this name, so beautiful and sophisticated. I prefer the Mar-LAY-nah spelling, but also like Mar-LEE-nah.
― Anonymous User  6/15/2015
There's a song by The Wallflowers called "Three Marlenas" on their 1996 album Bringing Down the Horse. In the song, the name is pronounced "mar-LAY-na." That's how I've always pronounced it as well. A beautiful name and a beautiful song!
― Anonymous User  2/12/2016
I really like this name for some reason. I would probably use this, even if it was just a middle name.
MarioDM02  3/5/2018

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