Marlene

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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Marlene

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

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  1. A female given name borrowed from German in early 20th century.

Marlene was also found in the following language(s): Danish, German, and Swedish

Notable Persons Named Marlene

Marlene Dietrich was an actress and singer. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1919 to 1984. Marlene was given the name Marie Magdalene Dietrich on December 27th, 1901 in Schöneberg. She died on May 6th, 1992.

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Abby Dalton is an actress. She was most prominent from 1957 to 2008. Abby was given the name Marlene Wasden on August 15th, 1932 in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.

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Marlène Jobert is an actress and author. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1966 to 1998. Marlène was born on November 4th, 1940 in Algiers.

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Marlene Favela is an actor, model (people), actress, and model. She has had major accomplishments since 1999. Marlene was given the name Silvia Marlene Favela Meraz on August 5th, 1976 in Santiago Papasquiaro.

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Kathryn Leigh Scott is an actress and writer. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1966 to present. Kathryn was given the name Marlene Kathryn Kringstad on January 26th, 1943 in Robbinsdale, Minnesota, U.S.

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Marlene Dumas is an artist in the field of painting. Marlene was born on August 3rd, 1953 in Cape Town.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Marlene

She was most active from 2003 to present. Nina was born in 1985. Nina is also known as Marlene and Nina.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1904 5 5 0
1906 6 6 0
1909 7 7 0
1910 10 10 0
1911 11 11 0
1912 8 8 0
1913 22 22 0
1914 21 21 0
1915 33 33 0
1916 25 25 0
1917 40 40 0
1918 47 47 0
1919 47 47 0
1920 56 56 0
1921 43 43 0
1922 59 59 0
1923 114 114 0
1924 73 73 0
1925 58 58 0
1926 63 63 0
1927 80 80 0
1928 99 99 0
1929 129 129 0
1930 306 306 0
1931 2,599 2,587 12 #95 girl name
1932 3,226 3,219 7 #78 girl name
1933 4,059 4,044 15 #50 girl name
1934 3,772 3,755 17 #57 girl name
1935 4,840 4,828 12 #39 girl name
1936 5,354 5,332 22 #39 girl name
1937 5,052 5,036 16 #40 girl name
1938 4,493 4,474 19 #51 girl name
1939 3,789 3,774 15 #64 girl name
1940 3,135 3,118 17 #80 girl name
1941 3,088 3,068 20 #83 girl name
1942 3,259 3,251 8 #84 girl name
1943 2,866 2,858 8
1944 2,571 2,566 5
1945 2,540 2,527 13
1946 2,818 2,818 0
1947 2,989 2,989 0
1948 3,058 3,053 5
1949 3,045 3,045 0
1950 3,134 3,129 5
1951 3,014 3,007 7
1952 3,132 3,132 0
1953 2,760 2,760 0
1954 2,659 2,654 5
1955 2,574 2,568 6
1956 2,133 2,126 7
1957 2,126 2,126 0
1958 1,962 1,962 0
1959 1,783 1,783 0
1960 1,652 1,646 6
1961 1,645 1,637 8
1962 1,562 1,556 6
1963 1,563 1,556 7
1964 1,294 1,287 7
1965 1,212 1,212 0
1966 1,140 1,140 0
1967 1,022 1,022 0
1968 1,004 1,004 0
1969 889 889 0
1970 867 861 6
1971 740 735 5
1972 654 654 0
1973 534 529 5
1974 547 547 0
1975 493 493 0
1976 492 492 0
1977 492 492 0
1978 456 456 0
1979 466 466 0
1980 440 440 0
1981 448 448 0
1982 487 481 6
1983 464 458 6
1984 437 437 0
1985 446 446 0
1986 483 478 5
1987 497 492 5
1988 489 489 0
1989 609 601 8
1990 679 670 9
1991 761 751 10
1992 722 716 6
1993 618 612 6
1994 568 561 7
1995 577 577 0
1996 518 518 0
1997 448 448 0
1998 428 428 0
1999 432 432 0
2000 518 518 0
2001 487 487 0
2002 509 509 0
2003 558 558 0
2004 605 605 0
2005 537 537 0
2006 591 591 0
2007 590 590 0
2008 491 491 0
2009 391 391 0
2010 291 291 0
2011 297 297 0
2012 255 255 0
2013 227 227 0
2014 210 210 0
2015 216 216 0
2016 198 198 0

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Popularity of Marlene as a first name

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Fun Facts about the name Marlene

  • How Popular is the name Marlene? Marlene is the 543rd most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Marlene have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 129,438 babies born with the first name Marlene in the United States. That's more than enough people named Marlene to occupy the country of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines with an estimated population of 109,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Marlene? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1904 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Marlene first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Marlene is Friday, December 5th, 1884.
  • What year had the most people named Marlene born? The highest recorded use of the first name Marlene was in 1936 with a total of 5,332 babies. That's a lot of babies named Marlene!
  • Random Marlene Factoid: According to the 1954 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Marlene ranks 97th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Pennsylvania. Imagine that, 267 babies in Pennsylvania have the same name as you in 1954.
  • Weird things about the name Marlene: Your name in reverse order is Enelram. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Enleamr. 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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