Marlena: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Marlena

Marlena

Pronunciation: mahr-LEE-nə, mahr-LAY-nə (key)

Origin of the name Marlene:

German contraction of Maria Magdalene. The name was made popular through its connection to actress Marlene Dietrich (1901 - 92).

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Comments and insights on the name Marlena: | Edit

Can also be spelled Marlene.

Personal experiences with the name Marlena: | Edit

My name is Marlena. My parents are from Tennessee and they pronounce my name Mar-leena, but the teachers at my school always called me Mar-lay-na.
Nicknames I have been called are:
Mena
Mena-bo-bena
Maleena
Lena

Nicknames for Marlena: | Edit

My name is Marlena and I've been called
Lane
MoMo
Mars
Marsapan
Marsion
Elf Girl (but that prob is because of my ears)
Triple M

My daughter's name is Marlena two nicknames have derived:
Lena
Marly

My name is Marlena and I've been called:
Mar Mar
Lena
Marley
Mena
Lana (Law-na)

My name is Marlena and I've been called:
Mar
Marley
Mar Mar
Lena(One that stuck the most)
Marlo
Malamar
and Marble(The one that stuck in school)

Meanings and history of the name Marlena: | Edit

The name Marlena is a variant of Madeline which is Hebrew and Marlene which is German. Marlena can also be considered Austrian. It has many meanings that have been changed over the years, such as "Beloved", "Rebel", "Beloved of Magdala.", "Rebel of Magdala.", and "Child of Magdala." Also "Woman from Magdala." So the name Marlena also comes from the bible name Magdala.

Famous real-life people named Marlena: | Edit

Marlene Dietrich (1901-1992) German-born American actress, singer and entertainer.

Marlena in song, story & screen: | Edit

Marlena is a character played by Deidre Hall on the show Days of our Lives.

There is a very good song called "Three Marlena's" by the Wallflowers

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