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Gender: M Meaning of Marley: "pleasant seaside meadow" Origin of Marley: English Marley's Popularity in 2016: #866

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.

The name has been in the US Top 1000 for boys each of the past four years, but is much more popular for girls.

Famous People Named Marley

Bob Marley, Jamaican singer/musician
Marley Davey, son of Aaron Davey

Pop Culture References for the name Marley

"Marley & Me," 2008 American film
Jacob Marley, the deceased former business partner of Ebenezer Scrooge who appears to him as a ghost in Dickens's "A Christmas Carol"