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Gender: F Origin of Marlene: German variation of Madeline; combination of Mary and Magdalen

Marlene Dietrich made it famous when she condensed her first two names, Maria and Magdalena. Now more often pronounced with two syllables rather than three.

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Famous People Named Marlene

Marlene Dietrich, German actress
Marlene Favela, Mexican actress
Marlene Weingärtner, German tennis player
Marlene Hagge, American pro golfer
Marlene Jobert, French actress and children's book author
Marlene van Niekerk, South African author
Marlene King, executive producer of Pretty Little Liars television series

Pop Culture References for the name Marlene

Marlene McKinnon, of the "Harry Potter" series
Marlene Wallace, character from Final Fantasy VII
Marlene, character in the Divergent series
Marlene Griggs-Knope, Leslie's mother on TV's "Parks and Recreation"
"Martha Marcy May Marlene", 2011 American drama thriller film