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Marleigh is a trendy modern baby name for girls. First popularized during the 21st century, the name quickly became a fixture in fiction and film. Marleigh was protagonist of Marleigh is Mindful by Linda Ryden, and Marleigh Cooper is also a popular character in the Twitches series. Keep reading to learn more about this name.

Meaning of the name Marleigh:

English: Seaside meadow, wood clearing, pleasant pasture

Origin of the name Marleigh:

Marleigh is an alternative spelling of Marley. This name has three possible etymologies. The first etymology is a combination of the Latin root mar (meaning “sea”) and the word lēah (meaning “meadow”). Alternatively, Marley may also derive from the Old English word mearth (meaning “wood”) and lēah. Finally, Marley can also derive from the Old English element myrig (meaning “pleasant”) combined with the suffix lēah.

Symbolism of the name Marleigh:

Marleigh is a variation of Marley (meaning “seaside meadow”). It can also derive from the Old English elements mearth (meaning “woodland”) and lēah (meaning “meadow,” “field,” or “pasture”). Within Old Saxon culture, Marley became a place name that referred to woodlands overrun with martens (furry creatures that resemble weasels). The symbol of the marten was its bushy tail.

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Gender of the name Marleigh:

Marleigh is a girl's baby name.

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Emotion evoked from the name Marleigh:

The name Marleigh evokes feelings of peace and prosperity.

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Popularity of the name Marleigh:

According to the Social Security Administration index, Marleigh was the 722nd most popular baby name for girls in 2020.

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Great middle names for Marleigh and their meanings:

  • Aila (holy, blessed)
  • Blythe (cheerful, happy)
  • Deborah (bee)
  • Erika (eternal ruler)
  • Freya (lady)
  • Isla (island)
  • Jules (youthful, downy)
  • Noel (Christmas)
  • Rose (red flower)
  • Rylan (rye land)
  • Zayda (growth, abundance, increase)

Famous people with the name Marleigh:

Marleigh in popular culture:

  • Marleigh (protagonist of Marleigh is Mindful by Linda Ryden)
  • Marleigh Cooper (character in the Twitches series)
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