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Marlowe is an English name that has several meanings but they all relate to water. It is a great gender-neutral name that is fairly unique and gives a sense of individuality to your child. More thought of as a surname, such being Christopher Marlowe the 16th century playwright, it is gaining popularity as a given name. Keep reading to find out more about this baby name.

Meaning and Origin of the name Marlowe:

Marlowe is a great name for boys and girls. It means “from the hill by the lake,” “driftwood,” or “lake remains.”

The name Marlowe is of English origin and is derived from the Olde English surname Marlowe. The surname Marlowe comes from the town of Marlow, which was first listed as Merelafan and later as Merlaue. This town was also listed as Merlaw, which combined the words mere (meaning “marsh”) and law (meaning “hill”).

Symbolism of the name Marlowe:

Marlowe is best symbolized by its meaning. True, there are multiple meanings but they all are water related, giving a sense of calm and bounty. They lake provides in so many ways, fresh water for people and animals, food in the form of fish, and life-giving irrigation for crops.

Nicknames for the name Marlowe:

Finding the perfect nickname for your baby may feel a little daunting. This is why we have compiled a list of nicknames for you. Check out this list and see if any of them will work for your baby. Choosing a nickname is very personal. If you can't find a nickname you like from this list, you'll at least get some inspiration and maybe come up with a new nickname.

Baby name Marlowe


Style of the name Marlowe:


Gender of the name Marlowe:

Originally used as a boy's name, it has become increasingly more given to girls.

Pronunciation of the name Marlowe:


Syllables in the name Marlowe:


Emotion evoked from the name Marlowe:

The name Marlowe evokes a feeling of calm, serenity, and fulfillment.

Alternative spellings for the name Marlowe:

Popularity of the name Marlowe:

According to the Social Security Administration index, Marlowe was the 921st most popular girl name in 2020. It has yet to be ranked int the top 1,000 baby boy names.

Great middle names for Marlowe and their meanings:

  • Arya (noble)
  • Bellamy (handsome or beautiful friend)
  • Dawson (son of David)
  • Haven (place of safety/sanctuary)
  • Lake (body of water)
  • Nikita (unconquered)
  • Paige (young servant)
  • Remington (raven-family town)
  • Sterling (of the highest quality)
  • Tatum (cheerful bringer of joy)

Famous people with the name Marlowe:

  • Marlowe Peyton (actress)
  • Marlowe Rivers Schwartzman (daughter of actor Jason Schwartzman)
  • MarloweBratcher (daughter of actress Jenna von Oy and Brad Bratcher)

Marlowe in movies/pop culture:

  • Marlowe Sawyer (character in the TV show “Nip/Tuck”)
  • Marlowe Viccellio (character in the TV show “Psych”)
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