Marley

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since 1880
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in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Marley

"Marley" is a name of English origin, and it means "From the Boundary Field". It's a name commonly given to both boys and girls.

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Jamaican singer who popularized reggae (1945-1981)
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  1. A surname​.
  2. A male given name
  3. A female given name

Notable Persons Named Marley

Marley Shelton is an actress. She was most active from 1990 to present. Marley was given the name Marley Eve Shelton on April 12th, 1974 in Los Angeles, California, U.S.

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Marley Marl is a hip hop music chief executive officer, disc jockey, record producer, and rapping. He plays E-mu SP-1200 and Roland TR-808. He was most active from 1983 to present. Marley was given the name Marlon Williams on September 30th, 1962 in New York City.

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Marley Watkins is a soccer player for the Barnsley F.C., Swansea City A.F.C., Cheltenham Town F.C., Bath City F.C., Hereford United F.C., and Inverness Caledonian Thistle F.C. Marley was born on October 17th, 1990 in Lewisham, England. Marley is also known as Watkins and Marley Joseph.

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Marley was born on July 22nd, 1993.

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Marley was born on March 30th, 1987.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Marley

Bob was given the name Robert Nesta Marley by his parent Cedella Booker on February 6th, 1945 in Nine Mile, Jamaica. Bob is also known as Marley and Robert Nesta. He left this life on May 11th, 1981.

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Ziggy Marley is a musician, singer-songwriter, guitarist, voice actor, philanthropist, and producer. He has been prominent since 1979. Ziggy was given the name David Nesta Marley by his parents Bob Marley and Rita Marley on October 17th, 1968 in Kingston, Jamaica.

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Damian Marley is a reggae, roots reggae, dancehall, reggae fusion, and hip hop music deejay, musician, songwriter, rapper, singer, record producer, deejay (jamaican), rapping, and singing. His ongoing career started in 1996. Damian was given the name Damian Robert Nesta Marley on July 21st, 1978 in Kingston, Jamaica. Damian is also known as Jr. Gong Gongzilla, Jr. Gong, and Gongzilla.

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Skip Marley is a reggae singer-songwriter. Skip was born Skip Marley in 1996. Skip is also known as Minto.

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Rita Marley is a reggae musician. She has had major accomplishments since 1966. Rita was given the name Alpharita Constantia Anderson on July 25th, 1946 in Santiago de Cuba, Cuba.

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Rohan Marley is a chairman of marley coffeechief passion officer of gisges and chairman of marley coffee. Rohan was given the name Rohan Anthony Marley on May 19th, 1972 in Kingston, Jamaica. Rohan is also known as The Rat.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1914 7 0 7
1915 8 0 8
1916 7 0 7
1917 7 0 7
1918 7 0 7
1920 8 0 8
1921 12 0 12
1922 5 0 5
1923 8 0 8
1924 10 0 10
1925 7 0 7
1926 7 0 7
1927 6 0 6
1928 9 0 9
1929 8 0 8
1932 7 0 7
1934 13 0 13
1936 7 0 7
1937 14 6 8
1938 14 6 8
1939 10 0 10
1942 10 0 10
1944 6 0 6
1946 6 6 0
1947 11 0 11
1948 5 5 0
1949 12 7 5
1950 13 6 7
1951 17 7 10
1953 6 6 0
1954 6 0 6
1955 11 5 6
1956 10 0 10
1957 12 7 5
1958 5 0 5
1959 16 7 9
1962 11 6 5
1965 5 5 0
1966 8 8 0
1967 7 7 0
1968 5 5 0
1969 16 10 6
1970 8 8 0
1971 16 11 5
1972 11 11 0
1973 12 12 0
1974 15 15 0
1975 18 12 6
1976 7 7 0
1977 19 19 0
1978 22 16 6
1979 14 14 0
1980 18 13 5
1981 31 18 13
1982 43 25 18
1983 40 31 9
1984 47 32 15
1985 97 86 11
1986 72 63 9
1987 73 64 9
1988 87 76 11
1989 108 89 19
1990 97 84 13
1991 145 135 10
1992 177 153 24
1993 208 175 33
1994 250 214 36
1995 233 210 23
1996 261 233 28
1997 266 226 40
1998 329 287 42
1999 370 316 54
2000 396 337 59
2001 483 423 60
2002 482 404 78
2003 570 486 84
2004 632 556 76
2005 744 651 93
2006 899 766 133
2007 978 839 139
2008 2,645 2,354 291
2009 2,456 2,170 286
2010 1,564 1,343 221
2011 1,416 1,234 182
2012 1,430 1,241 189
2013 1,768 1,529 239
2014 1,925 1,647 278
2015 1,755 1,493 262
2016 1,752 1,493 259
2017 1,681 1,463 218

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Popularity of Marley as a first name

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Popularity of Marley as a last name

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Common last names for Marley

  • Smith
  • Williams

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Marley U.S.
  White 87.27% 64.26%
  African American 6.66% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.51% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.72% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.12% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.72% 16.26%

Of Last Name Marley

People with the last name Marley are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Marley

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  • How Popular is the name Marley? Marley is the 1,453rd most popular name of all time. As a last name Marley was the 5,591st most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Marley have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 27,049 babies born with the first name Marley in the United States. That's more than enough people named Marley to occupy the territory of British Virgin Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 24,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Marley? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1914 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Marley first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Marley is Sunday, March 13th, 1870.
  • What year had the most people named Marley born? The highest recorded use of the first name Marley was in 2008 with a total of 2,354 babies. That's a lot of babies named Marley!
  • Random Marley Factoid: According to the 2008 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Marley ranks 90th in popularity as a baby girl's name in South Dakota. Imagine that, 11 babies in South Dakota have the same name as you in 2008.
  • Weird things about the name Marley: Your name in reverse order is Yelram. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Lrmeya. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Marley? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 6,220 people with the last name Marley.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Marley? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 2 of them will have Marley as their last name.

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  • Sources:
  • 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).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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