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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Marla mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Marla

"Marla" is a name of German origin, and it means "Combination of Maria and Magdalene". It's a name commonly given to girls.

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American back-formation from Marlene, first used in the 1930s.

  1. A female given name.

Notable Persons Named Marla

Marla Maples is an actress, television personality, actor, and celebrity. She has had major accomplishments since 1986. Marla was given the name Marla Ann Maples on October 27th, 1963 in Cohutta, Georgia, United States.

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Marla Sokoloff is an actress and musician. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1993 to present. Marla was given the name Marla Lynne Sokoloff on December 19th, 1980 in San Francisco, California, United States.

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Marla Gibbs is an actress, singer, comedienne, writer, and television producer. She was most active from 1973 to present. Marla was given the name Margaret Theresa Bradley on June 14th, 1931 in Chicago, Illinois, U.S.

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Marla Frazee is a children's literature writer and illustrator. Marla was born on January 16th, 1958 in Los Angeles.

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Marla Runyan is an athlete. Marla was born on January 4th, 1969 in Santa Maria, California, U.S.

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Marla Heasley is a film/tv actress. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1979 to 1993. Marla was born on September 4th, 1959 in Hollywood.

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How popular is the baby name Marla in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1912 6 6 0
1916 10 10 0
1920 5 5 0
1922 5 5 0
1923 8 8 0
1925 6 6 0
1926 13 13 0
1927 14 14 0
1928 8 8 0
1929 14 14 0
1930 11 11 0
1931 13 13 0
1932 41 41 0
1933 33 33 0
1934 31 31 0
1935 55 55 0
1936 99 99 0
1937 133 133 0
1938 168 168 0
1939 115 115 0
1940 147 147 0
1941 198 198 0
1942 269 269 0
1943 182 182 0
1944 189 189 0
1945 230 230 0
1946 299 299 0
1947 418 418 0
1948 446 446 0
1949 458 458 0
1950 681 681 0
1951 717 717 0
1952 822 822 0
1953 957 957 0
1954 1,297 1,297 0
1955 1,729 1,724 5
1956 1,539 1,533 6
1957 1,329 1,329 0
1958 1,210 1,210 0
1959 1,168 1,168 0
1960 1,086 1,086 0
1961 1,145 1,138 7
1962 1,236 1,236 0
1963 1,088 1,088 0
1964 970 970 0
1965 906 901 5
1966 962 957 5
1967 1,066 1,066 0
1968 1,105 1,105 0
1969 1,066 1,066 0
1970 1,095 1,090 5
1971 956 956 0
1972 772 772 0
1973 788 788 0
1974 590 590 0
1975 569 569 0
1976 484 484 0
1977 494 494 0
1978 444 444 0
1979 425 425 0
1980 417 417 0
1981 360 360 0
1982 333 328 5
1983 284 284 0
1984 271 271 0
1985 237 237 0
1986 217 217 0
1987 239 239 0
1988 232 232 0
1989 191 191 0
1990 250 250 0
1991 237 237 0
1992 189 189 0
1993 160 160 0
1994 167 167 0
1995 143 143 0
1996 133 133 0
1997 123 123 0
1998 118 118 0
1999 96 96 0
2000 114 114 0
2001 112 112 0
2002 102 102 0
2003 86 86 0
2004 97 97 0
2005 88 88 0
2006 73 73 0
2007 97 97 0
2008 68 68 0
2009 67 67 0
2010 85 85 0
2011 67 67 0
2012 71 71 0
2013 53 53 0
2014 86 86 0
2015 66 66 0
2016 69 69 0
2017 71 71 0

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Popularity of Marla as a first name

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Common last names for Marla

  • Miller
  • Thompson
  • Williams
  • Smith
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Fun Facts about the name Marla

  • What name lists does Marla rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Marla? Marla is the 1,191st most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Marla have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 38,189 babies born with the first name Marla in the United States. That's more than enough people named Marla to occupy the territory of Sint Maarten (the Netherlands) with an estimated population of 37,429 (as of January 1, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Marla? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1912 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Marla first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Marla is Thursday, July 31st, 1884.
  • What year had the most people named Marla born? The highest recorded use of the first name Marla was in 1955 with a total of 1,724 babies. That's a lot of babies named Marla!
  • Random Marla Factoid: According to the 1956 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Marla ranks 102nd in popularity as a baby girl's name in North Dakota. Imagine that, 17 babies in North Dakota have the same name as you in 1956.
  • Weird things about the name Marla: Your name in reverse order is Alram. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Malra. How do you pronounce that?

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
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