"pleasant seaside meadow"

Marley Origin and Meaning

The name Marley is a boy's name of English origin meaning "pleasant seaside meadow".

Harley is a tough guy, while the rhyming Marley has a softer, gentler image. The name brings to mind reggae great Bob Marley, as well as the lovable dog from bestseller Marley and Me.

Marley is among the top unisex names in the US today.

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Marley Rank in US Top 1000

# 956 on Nameberry

Marley Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Marley Popularity

Famous People Named Marley

  • Bob MarleyJamaican singer/musician
  • Marley Daveyson of Aaron Davey

Marley in Pop Culture

  • "Marley & Me" 2008 American film
  • Jacob Marleythe deceased former business partner of Ebenezer Scrooge who appears to him as a ghost in Dickens's "A Christmas Carol"
  • Marley Rosecharacter in English TV series "Waterloo Road"