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PronouncedPron.mar-LE-nə German
MAHR-leen English

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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Entry updated August 16, 2017   Contribute