Gender Feminine
Pronounced Pron. mar-LEH-nə(German) MAHR-leen(English) mahr-LEEN(English)  [key·IPA]

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.

Related Names

VariantsMarlen(German) Marleen, Marlena(English)
Other Languages & CulturesMarleen(Dutch) Marlène(French) Marlena(Polish)
Same SpellingMarlène
User SubmissionMarléne


People think this name is

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Name Days

Latvia: August 19
Norway: December 8
Sweden: April 4


Marlene Dietrich (1932)Marlene Dietrich (1932)


Entry updated April 16, 2019