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Gender Feminine
Pronounced Pron. mar-LEH-nə(German)
MAHR-leen(English)
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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.
VariantsMarlen(German) Marleen, Marlena(English)
DiminutiveMarla(English)
Other Languages & CulturesMarleen(Dutch) Marlène(French) Marlena(Polish)
Same SpellingMarlène
User SubmissionMarléne

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Marlene Dietrich (1932)Marlene Dietrich (1932)

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