Given Name MARLENE

GENDER: Feminine
USAGE: German, English
PRONOUNCED: mar-LE-nə (German), MAHR-leen (English)   [details]

Meaning & History

Blend of MARIA and MAGDALENE. It refers, therefore, to Mary Magdalene, a character in the New Testament. The name was popularized by the German actress and singer Marlene Dietrich (1901-1992), whose real name was Maria Magdalene Dietrich.

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VARIANTS: Marlen (German), Marleen, Marlena (English)
DIMINUTIVE: Marla (English)
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Marleen (Dutch), Marlène (French), Marlena (Polish)
SAME SPELLING: Marlène
USER SUBMISSIONS: Marléne, Marlene
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