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.

Categories

actresses, Attack on Titan characters, currently out of the US top 1000, Divergent characters, Escaflowne characters, Harry Potter characters, singers, song titles, television
VARIANTS: Marlen (German), Marleen, Marlena (English)
DIMINUTIVE: Marla (English)
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Marleen (Dutch), Marlène (French), Marlena (Polish)
SAME SPELLING: Marlène
USER SUBMISSION: Marléne