Marley comes from an English surname, originally a locational surname via several places in England. The second element of the name is straightforward, from Old English lēah meaning “wood, woodland, clearing, meadow”. The first part of the name is trickier. It could be made up from Old English mǣre (boundary), Old English mearþ (“pine” marten), or Old English myrig (pleasant).

Origin: Proto-Indo-European



  • Marlee (English)
  • Marlie (English)
  • Marleigh (English)
  • Marly (English)


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