Marlena Name Meaning & Origin
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
Can also be spelled Marlene.
- Personal experiences with the name Marlena
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.
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- Nicknames for Marlena
Lane, MoMo, Mars, Marsapan, Marsion, Lena, Marley, Mar Mar, Mar, Lana, Mena, Marlo, Malamar, Marble
- Meanings and history of the name Marlena
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
Marlene Dietrich (1901-1992) German-born American actress, singer and entertainer.
- Marlena in song, story & screen
Dr. Marlena Evans 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