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Marlow is a spelling alternative to the more popular Marlowe. It has the same origins, beginning as a surname in England. In America, as of 2021, Marlow is a top 2,200 option for boys or girls.

Meaning and Origin of the Name Marlow:

Marlow is a spelling variation of the baby name Marlowe. Marlowe was originally a surname in England. It represented families who lived in a place called Marlowe by a lake. Marlowe did not become a given name option until the past couple of centuries. The works of playwright Christopher Marlowe helped to influence its use, along with spelling variations like Marlow. The name means “remnants of a lake, driftwood”.

Symbolism of the Name Marlow:

Marlow has the same meaning it had when it was a surname. As mentioned, it represented families who lived near a lake in England. Marlowe got the meaning of “remnants of a lake” for that reason. More specifically, it translates to “driftwood”.

Nicknames for the Name Marlow:

Marlow is a very cute name for a child! Take a close look at our picks for the best Marlow nicknames:

  • Mar
  • Mar Mar
  • Lolo
  • Low
  • Arlo 
  • Marls
  • Marl
  • Mark 
  • Arls
  • Mars
  • Mars Bar

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Gender of the Name Marlow:

Marlow is a cute name for boys or girls.

Pronunciation of the Name Marlow:


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Emotion Evoked From the Name Marlow:

Marlow feels youthful and wholesome. It is a kindhearted baby name.

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Popularity of the Name Marlow:

Marlow has no history on the top 1,000 list of the Social Security Popularity Index. As of 2021, Marlow is a top 2,200 option at rank 2,193.

Great Middle Names for Marlow and Their Meanings:

  • Elodie (foreign riches)
  • Ophelia (benefit, aid, help)
  • Blythe (cheerful, joyous, pleasant)
  • Jean (God is gracious)
  • Jude (praised, highly praiseworthy)
  • Ryder (horseman, horse rider)
  • Blake (black, dark, bright, shining, dark-haired)
  • Harrison (son of Harry)

Famous People with the Name Marlow:

  • Marlow Briggs (character from “Marlow Briggs and the Mask of Death”)
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