Gender: Male Origin of Marlon: English, meaning unknown Marlon's Popularity in 2019: #853

Marlon Origin and Meaning

The name Marlon is a boy's name of English origin.

Associated for half a century with Marlon Brando, who inherited the French-inflected name from his father, Marlon has been especially well used by African-Americans, including the Jackson and Wayans families. Though heard much less now than it was in the seventies, this could change as parents look to the names of old Hollywood stars.

Keith Richards, Dennis Miller, and (more recently) Monet Mazur all have sons named Marlon.

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Pop Culture References for the name Marlon

Marlonn, Marlin, Marlen


cabosanmucus Says:


I think pizzarova was refering to the Brazilian accent of the name. in English we say Mar lun but in Portuguese I know there's a long o sound (I know because I'm a Portuguese, Spanish, French and Italian speaker).

cr7 Says:


My name is marlon my self. It doesnt end with lone its lun

Sassyclev Says:


In the UK, Marlon is oft cited to mean 'Little Hawk'. I think it's adorable and the reason we chose it for our youngest

Glow Says:


I'm not into unisex names, but I like this one, for a girl. I just came here to see if they had a girls' entry.

sashapizzarova Says:


Don't shoot me berries--but I see this name as girly like Marley, Marilyn, Marlene, etc. Also, the name sounds better to me with a Brazilian accent to it (mar LONE)

DryLake Says:


It would be hard for me to forget the connection to greed here, but I think it is quite nice.