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Gender: M Meaning of Marlowe: "driftwood" Origin of Marlowe: Variation of Marlow, English

With Marlo and Marlowe used recently for high-profile celebrity baby girls, we'd say this English surname, however it's spelled, is losing its muscle for boys -- especially as it sounds exactly like the all-girl Marlo. The similar-sounding Marley, inspired by the dog, has been another recent hit name for girls.

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Famous People Named Marlowe

Christopher Marlowe, English poet and playwright
Marlowe Jack Tiger Mitchell (b. 2002), son of actress Lou Doillon; grandson of model Jane Birkin
Marlowe Harris-Wilson (b. 2002), 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

Pop Culture References for the name Marlowe

Louis Marlowe Litt, character on TV series "Suits"
Philip Marlowe, detective in novels by Raymond Chandler