Name: Marley

Origin and Meaning of the Name Marley

  • Meaning:
    Pleasant wood
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  • Gender:
    Both
  • Pronunciation:
    (MAR lee)
  • Form of:
    Itself (Marley)
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Miscellaneous Info for Marley

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  • Used in:
    English speaking countries
  • Additional Info:
    As a boy's name, Marley is the transferred use of a surname derived from place names.
    The first element of these place names is respectively Old English (ge)maere ‘boundary’, myrig ‘pleasant’, and mearđ ‘(pine) marten’. The second element in each case is Old English leah ‘woodland clearing’.

    Bob Marley was a Jamaican reggae singer, songwriter, and guitarist and Jacob Marley is a character in Charles Dickens' 'A Christmas Carol'.

    As a girl's name, Marley is a pet name of Marlene.

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