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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Marlena

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M is for munificent, for you are extremely liberal in giving.

A is for accomplished, in all that you do.

R is for reasonable, your understanding way.

L is for luxury, the luxury of your smile.

E is for elegant, born within you.

N is for narrator, tell many stories

A is for admirable, you certainly are!

Notable Persons Named Marlena

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Marlena Shaw is a jazz, blues, and soul music singing. She plays Human voice and Piano. She was most prominent from 1967 to present. Marlena was given the name Marlina Burgess on September 22nd, 1942 in New Rochelle, New York. Marlena is also known as Shaw and Marlena.

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Marlena was born on February 16th, 1991 in Virginia Beach, Virginia.

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Marlena was born on February 20th, 1968.

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Marlena was born on January 22nd, 1951.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Marlena

Atishi was born Atishi Marlena in Delhi.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1925 5 5 0
1931 8 8 0
1932 11 11 0
1933 15 15 0
1934 13 13 0
1935 12 12 0
1936 12 12 0
1937 16 16 0
1938 30 30 0
1939 17 17 0
1940 12 12 0
1941 22 22 0
1942 43 43 0
1943 32 32 0
1944 37 37 0
1945 36 36 0
1946 35 35 0
1947 43 43 0
1948 60 60 0
1949 65 65 0
1950 67 67 0
1951 52 52 0
1952 92 92 0
1953 89 89 0
1954 104 104 0
1955 83 83 0
1956 64 64 0
1957 64 64 0
1958 57 57 0
1959 60 60 0
1960 71 71 0
1961 80 80 0
1962 86 86 0
1963 93 93 0
1964 107 107 0
1965 98 98 0
1966 96 96 0
1967 108 108 0
1968 116 116 0
1969 139 139 0
1970 126 126 0
1971 115 115 0
1972 102 102 0
1973 112 112 0
1974 124 124 0
1975 135 135 0
1976 168 168 0
1977 423 423 0
1978 470 470 0
1979 386 386 0
1980 301 301 0
1981 255 255 0
1982 290 290 0
1983 244 244 0
1984 229 229 0
1985 231 231 0
1986 252 252 0
1987 216 216 0
1988 200 200 0
1989 207 207 0
1990 194 194 0
1991 238 238 0
1992 249 249 0
1993 250 250 0
1994 238 238 0
1995 188 188 0
1996 211 211 0
1997 201 201 0
1998 219 219 0
1999 179 179 0
2000 156 156 0
2001 139 139 0
2002 140 140 0
2003 104 104 0
2004 94 94 0
2005 122 122 0
2006 113 113 0
2007 97 97 0
2008 108 108 0
2009 100 100 0
2010 72 72 0
2011 77 77 0
2012 83 83 0
2013 100 100 0
2014 90 90 0
2015 73 73 0
2016 81 81 0
2017 60 60 0
* Years where the name was given to 5 or fewer babies will show zero to respect privacy.

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International Interest for Marlena

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Popularity in the US

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Popularity of Marlena as a first name

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Fun Facts about the name Marlena

  • How Popular is the name Marlena? Marlena is the 2,376th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Marlena have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 10,812 babies born with the first name Marlena in the United States. That's more than enough people named Marlena to occupy the country of Tuvalu with an estimated population of 10,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Marlena? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1925 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Marlena first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Marlena is Saturday, August 5th, 1882.
  • What year had the most people named Marlena born? The highest recorded use of the first name Marlena was in 1978 with a total of 470 babies.
  • Random Marlena Factoid: According to the 1949 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Marlena is not a popular baby girl's name in Ohio. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Ohio have the same name as you in 1949.
  • Weird things about the name Marlena: Your name in reverse order is Anelram. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Rlnamea. How do you pronounce that?

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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