Variation of Marlow, English

Marlowe Origin and Meaning

The name Marlowe is a boy's name of English origin meaning "driftwood".

While Marlowe (and Marlow and Marlo) are surname names that are not intrinsically or traditionally gendered and so in theory work equally well for boys and girls, only about 5 percent of the babies given these attractive names are male.

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Famous People Named Marlowe

  • Christopher MarloweEnglish poet and playwright
  • Marlowe Jack Tiger Mitchellson of actress Lou Doillon; grandson of model Jane Birkin
  • Marlowe HarrisWilson, son of actress Peta Wilson and director Damian Harris
  • Marlowe Wigram (b. 2007)son of designer Phoebe Philo and Max Wigram
  • Marlowe James Zalapa (b. 2015)son of actress Emma Lung & Henry Zalapa

Marlowe in Pop Culture

  • Marlowe Freudenbergcharacter in "Attack on Titan"
  • Louis Marlowe Littcharacter on TV series "Suits"
  • Philip Marlowedetective in novels by Raymond Chandler
  • Lucien Marlowegenderqueer character in the webcomic "Riverside Extras" by Miri Chamberlain