Marlowe

First Name
3k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
7k
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Marlowe

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  • According to a user from Idaho, United States, the name Marlowe means "Driftwood lake remains".
  • A user from Florida, United States says the name Marlowe is of English origin and means "Baby born in water on a hill".

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  1. Tough cynical detective (one of the early detective heroes in American fiction) created by Raymond Chandler
  2. English poet and playwright who introduced blank verse as a form of dramatic expression; was stabbed to death in a tavern brawl (1564-1593)
Wiktionary
  1. A habitational surname​ from the English place name Marlow.
  2. Christopher Marlowe (1564-93), English dramatist.

Notable Persons Named Marlowe

Marlowe Peyton is a child actor, singing, and singer. Her most notable accomplishments were from 2008 to present. Marlowe was born in 2005 in Glendale, California, USA.

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Marlowe was born on March 30th, 1985.

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Marlowe Morris was a jazz musician. He plays Piano and Hammond organ. Marlowe was born on May 16th, 1915 in New York City, New York, U.S. He passed away on May 28th, 1978.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Marlowe

Christopher Marlowe was a playwright and poet. He has had major accomplishments since 1564. Christopher was born in Canterbury. He left this life on May 30th, 1593.

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Philip Marlowe is a fictional character.

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He was most prominent from 1936 to 1982. Hugh was given the name Hugh Herbert Hipple on January 30th, 1911 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S. He died on May 2nd, 1982.

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June Marlowe was an actress. She was most active from 1923 to 1923. June was given the name Gisela Valaria Goetten on November 6th, 1903 in St. Cloud, Minnesota, U.S. She passed away on March 10th, 1984.

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Nora Marlowe was an actress. Nora was born on September 5th, 1915 in Worcester, Massachusetts, USA. She breathed her last breath on December 31st, 1977.

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Linda Marlowe is an actor and actress. She was most active from 1963 to present. Linda was born Linda Marlowe on July 26th, 1940 in Australia.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1912 5 0 5
1913 14 0 14
1914 5 0 5
1915 15 0 15
1916 16 0 16
1917 12 0 12
1918 24 6 18
1919 9 0 9
1920 17 0 17
1921 19 6 13
1922 12 0 12
1923 22 7 15
1924 17 7 10
1925 18 0 18
1926 18 0 18
1927 17 0 17
1928 29 5 24
1929 17 0 17
1930 26 5 21
1931 18 0 18
1932 23 7 16
1933 23 0 23
1934 29 7 22
1935 19 0 19
1936 16 0 16
1937 23 9 14
1938 13 0 13
1939 23 5 18
1940 20 5 15
1941 7 7 0
1942 16 5 11
1943 13 6 7
1944 16 0 16
1945 13 5 8
1946 16 0 16
1947 28 5 23
1948 20 0 20
1949 19 5 14
1950 17 6 11
1951 25 0 25
1952 32 0 32
1953 14 0 14
1954 21 0 21
1955 17 0 17
1956 18 0 18
1957 16 0 16
1958 8 0 8
1959 13 0 13
1960 12 0 12
1961 26 5 21
1962 13 0 13
1963 16 0 16
1964 12 0 12
1965 8 0 8
1966 13 0 13
1967 22 11 11
1968 24 10 14
1969 24 9 15
1970 36 12 24
1971 28 12 16
1972 31 10 21
1973 32 12 20
1974 28 8 20
1975 14 0 14
1976 16 0 16
1977 13 0 13
1978 17 6 11
1979 15 8 7
1980 7 7 0
1981 13 5 8
1982 18 7 11
1983 18 10 8
1984 16 9 7
1985 11 6 5
1986 10 0 10
1987 18 9 9
1988 10 0 10
1989 22 15 7
1990 17 9 8
1991 19 6 13
1992 24 11 13
1993 13 5 8
1994 18 10 8
1995 8 0 8
1996 13 6 7
1997 15 6 9
1998 19 12 7
1999 12 12 0
2000 23 15 8
2001 14 9 5
2002 25 15 10
2003 21 9 12
2004 15 10 5
2005 26 18 8
2006 34 19 15
2007 36 28 8
2008 57 41 16
2009 97 86 11
2010 80 64 16
2011 103 84 19
2012 116 102 14
2013 196 185 11
2014 222 206 16
2015 239 222 17
2016 275 256 19
2017 280 264 16

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International Interest for Marlowe

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Popularity of Marlowe as a first name

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Popularity of Marlowe as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Marlowe U.S.
  White 88.46% 64.26%
  African American 6.86% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.52% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.41% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.45% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.29% 16.26%

Of Last Name Marlowe

People with the last name Marlowe are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Marlowe

  • How Popular is the name Marlowe? Marlowe is the 4,835th most popular name of all time. As a last name Marlowe was the 5,325th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Marlowe have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 3,408 babies born with the first name Marlowe in the United States. That's more than enough people named Marlowe to occupy the territory of Falkland Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 3,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Marlowe? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1912 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Marlowe first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Marlowe is Sunday, August 12th, 1894.
  • What year had the most people named Marlowe born? The highest recorded use of the first name Marlowe was in 2017 with a total of 264 babies.
  • Random Marlowe Factoid: According to the 2015 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Marlowe is not a popular baby girl's name in Pennsylvania. Imagine that, only 6 babies in Pennsylvania have the same name as you in 2015.
  • Weird things about the name Marlowe: Your name in reverse order is Ewolram. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Alorwem. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Marlowe? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 6,543 people with the last name Marlowe.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Marlowe? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 2 of them will have Marlowe 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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