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This name has a really smooth sound and it surprises me it hasn’t gained a ton of popularity in recent years. Outside of a few athletes I’ve never heard this name anywhere. I hope the name maintains its unique status but I think it will definitely gain in popularity very soon. Definitely one of the best “American” or “Made Up” names.
GabeJuice9  12/30/2018
Could be a combination of 'moor' and 'land', meaning "from open grass or marsh land".
Nifty_Name_Nerd  8/21/2017
The name Marlon was given to 283 boys born in the US in 2016.
More than 99.9 percent of people with the first name Marlon are male.
― Anonymous User  6/7/2017
This is one of my favorite names at the moment, I wish it wasn't so associated with Marlon Brando. It's not that I dislike him but I wouldn't want to name my child Madonna or Hermione or Gandalf or something that makes most people think of a specific person. But that said, a lot of people are named Marlon so I'll definitely use it, I just wish more famous people were named Marlon so that Marlon Brando wasn't the first person that most people think of when they hear it. I wish it were as common as Robert or John.
Sebastiam  7/6/2014
Marlon pronounced MAR-lon. English in origin or possibly (Old French) "little hawk", and/or may be a variation of Merlin. Popularized by actor Marlon Brando in the modern day.
- a boy's name (also used as girl's name Marlon)
Oceanfires  4/15/2012
Marlon Jackson, member of the Jackson 5 and Michael Jackson's brother.
― Anonymous User  6/27/2009
Marlon Wayans, the youngest of the Wayans Bros.
jasmineenimsaj  3/10/2008
This is my brother-in-law's name and he pronounces it as MAHR-lin not MAHR-lun.
― Anonymous User  3/9/2008
I don't know, even though Marlon Brando is the most famous person with this name, I still think of a black person when I hear it.
johann14  2/2/2008
Marlon Brando, (1924 – 2004) was an American actor famous for his work in the films "A Streetcar Named Desire", "On the Waterfront" and "The Godfather", among many.
leananshae  12/25/2007
Marlon may find its origins in the Old French word, "merlin", meaning, "little hawk", or is possibly a variant of, Marcellus, which is the root name for, "Marc", as cited in the BTN listing. But it should be noted that "Marlon" and "Merlin" do not share their roots with "Marlin", which is short for "marlinspike", a sailor's tool.
leananshae  12/25/2007
Actors Sven Martinek and Maren Schumacher have a son Marlon Martinek, born October 1993.
Maggie_Simpson  11/29/2007
I like the sound of this name, but I would probably use it as a middle name rather than a first one.
scarletquillraven  2/19/2007

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