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Marley Name Information

Gender 👩🧑 Boy And Girl
Pronunciation 📣 \mar-lee\
Number in U.S 👶 30,000
Rate in 2021 422
Numerology 🔢 11
Name origin 🌍 English

Marley : Meaning, Origin and Popularity

Meaning and originality:

Marley is another example of names that refer to a place. This name has Anglo-Saxon origins. This name is derived from a place name that exists in different parts of England. Two old English elements including "mearth" and "leah" construct this name. As it was mentioned, there are quite a few places in England with this name. Some other experts believe that Marley comes from a nickname in Old English which meant "pleasant". As a surname, Marley can be traced back to the 12th century. The use of Marley as a first name started in the U.S in the 20th century. Many experts associate this phenomenon to the famous Reggae singer Bob Marley. Another thing that solidified Marley's position as a name was the publication of the popular book "Marley & Me".

What are your baby’s characteristics like when you name her Marley?

This name stimulates logical thinking. There is a great possibility that you are intelligent, intuitive, graceful, and even a psychic. You want to know the truth and that's why it is possible that you are interested in Mysticism. Sometimes you avoid others and try to be alone. You like beautiful and luxurious things.

You want to take care of the people that you love. Family values and traditions are very important to you. You do not hesitate in sacrificing yourself for the sake of others. You are great at giving advice. You can be shy about showing your artistic side. People value the love that you give them.

You keep going until you finish your tasks. As a worker, you are very energetic. Structured workplaces fit you very well. These places make you feel stable and safe. When it comes to life, you have a very logical and reasonable view towards it.

How do people react to you?

People look at you as someone who is stimulating and charismatic. You can seem talkative at times as well. You naturally attract, influence, and inspire the people around you. You usually wear functional clothes that work during day and night events. People are attracted to your ideas and projects because you radiate a potential for success.

People generally see this name as being youthful, informal, and natural.

Lucky colors: All greens, white, and shades of white such as cream

Lucky day(s): Monday


Marley is a relatively new coinage in the U.S. It first appeared as a female name in 1994 and started a great move upward. In 2008 it jumped 250 positions and reached the 143rd position. This is the year in which the movie adaptation of Marley & Me was released. In that year, Marley made its debut in the list of the most popular names for boys as well. This is what makes it a unisex name. However, the frequency among girls is so much higher than among boys that we expect this name to become a completely female name. In recent years Marley has experienced a decrease in its popularity. Something that you need to remember when it comes to this name is that this is a very common name for dogs.

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10/30/2022 1:42:22 PM

My 13 month old son is named Marley. My husband and I just loved the name. In the baby book we used it means 'boy of the woods' which I just loved. Also love Bob as well!!. I do think it is more suited to a boy but spelt differently I could see it suiting little girls aswell.

8/29/2022 11:25:12 PM

My daughter is named Marley. I love it..sorry to all you guys that think it's a boys name or girls should spell it different! I never knew it was a boys name or that it even could be a boys name! I had only heard it a few times and only with girls! and a last name for Bob! :) So whether your a boy, girl, man or woman..if your named 'Marley' you have an awesome name! Be proud! If you spell it differently still rock!

10/11/2021 10:24:54 PM

I want to name my baby if it's a girl "Marlee" after my mom "Marsha Lee" :) Perfect combo and sweet name!

9/2/2021 5:54:00 AM

The first week I knew i was pregnant i had picked my babys name. I think marley is an amazing name for a boy or a girl. I didnt know the meaning until after my son was born. I am just a big fan of bob marley. The quote "light up the dark" made me want to name my baby after him. After I had my son i looked more in depth to it, and the name meaning pleasent meadow is perfect for my son. Hes very calm and collected, and i can count on one hand the number of time hes has cried (he is now 5 1/2 months). I found that in the states it is more commonly used for a girls name however in Australia it is used exclusively as a boys name.

7/31/2021 7:20:24 AM

I think Marley is a beautiful name and one I would consider calling my baby boy.


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Frequently asked questions

*️⃣ What is the origin of the name Marley?
The origin of the name Marley is English.
*️⃣ How many people are named Marley?
Almost 30000 people are named Marley.
*️⃣ Which names are related to the name Marley?
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