Marley meaning

: Marshy Meadow

Marley Name Information

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

Marley is another example of nanamehat refers 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 "earth" 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 that 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 with 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".


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Additional name description Marley

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 of it.

How do people react to you?

People look at you as someone 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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01/01/2024 16:21:20

I think Marley should only be a girl's name. It just looks suitable for a girl and not for a boy! Another way of spelling it is Marlee.

11/17/2023 22:11:30

Ok, first of all, I think that for boys it should just be Marley with a a Y. And girls should be Marlee, Marlie, Marli. My name is Marlee and I want it to be spelled Marli!!! It way cooler than Marlee.

09/20/2023 13:13:24

Anyone ever thought of spelling it Marleigh❤️ I think that spelling is cute, but I also like all of the other spellings, Marley, Marly, Marli, Marlie, Marlee, etc. It's a great name for a baby girl. I love the name Marlee Jean.☺ -Izzy

07/04/2023 07:51:40

I am a man and my name is Marley IT IS A BOYS NAME! And I am quite fond of it staying a boys name. if you are going to name a girl Marley please at least spell it differently. Thanks :>)

06/19/2023 09:19:00

i am naming my daughter Marlee Jean. I love this name for a little girl. My b/f is a bit of a hippy and he too loves bob marley but it is not the reason behind the name. none of my kids have common names. my boys are Logan and Asher so i wanted something original to her.

02/28/2023 20:40:32

i wouldn't mind naming my son or daughter Marley. i absolutely love this name and would plan on naming my child that. though i love how you can play around with the spelling, like: Marlee, Marli, or Marly but i prefer Marley the most after the late Bob Marley. I've always been a big fan of Bob Marley!

01/07/2023 05:50:06

We are having our daughter Marley next month and her middle name is taken from my grandmother, which is Euhlalea. Or Yule-a-lee, if you have trouble reading that. We thought it was different and unique and wanted to stick to traditions of naming our kids via the grandparents and musicians. Our son is Jackson Vladimir. Choosing names is a tough task anyway you look at it. To the father to be... I was a fan of Marcus Marley for my son. I think it has a nice feel to it and even though Marley is not the first name, when its used as a middle, it seems to work.

10/30/2022 13:42:22

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.

08/29/2022 23:25:12

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 22:24:54

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

09/02/2021 05:54:00

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.

07/31/2021 07:20:24

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

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Marley FAQs

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