Name: Marlowe

Gender: Male

Usage: Marlowe is not a popular first name. It is more often used as a boy (male) name.

People having the name Marlowe are in general originating from United Kingdom, United States of America.

Variants: For another variant of the name Marlowe across the world, see Marlow.

Meaning: Drained lake

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The Growth number corresponding to this first name is 6.

Qualities: Romantic, Nurturing
Ruling planet: Venus
Colors: Blue
Gemstones: Emerald

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The name Marlowe is ranked on the 14,070th position of the most used names. It means that this name is rarely used.

We estimate that there are at least 16600 persons in the world having this name which is around 0.001% of the population. The name Marlowe has seven characters. It means that it is relatively medium-length, compared to the other names in our database.

The graph below represents the number of people who were given the name Marlowe for each year since 1900 in the U.S.A.:

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Marlowe is both a surname and a given name. Notable people with the name include:


  • Andrew W. Marlowe, American screenwriter
  • Ann Marlowe, American critic, journalist and writer
  • Anthony Marlowe (1904–1965), British politician
  • Chris Marlowe (born 1951), American sportscaster
  • Christopher Marlowe (1564–1593), English dramatist, poet and translator
  • Deb Marlowe, American author
  • Derek Marlowe (1938–1996), English writer
  • Fernanda Marlowe, British actress
  • Hugh Marlowe (1911–1982), American actor
  • Julia Marlowe (1866–1950), actress
  • June Marlowe (1903–1984), American actress
  • Lara Marlowe, journalist
  • Marion Marlowe (born 1929), American singer and actress
  • Paul Marlowe Canadian author
  • Scott Marlowe (1932–2001), American actor
  • Stephen Marlowe (1928–2008), American author
  • Sylvia Marlowe (1908–1981), American harpsichordist
  • William Marlowe (1932–2004), British actor

Given name:

  • Marlowe Gardiner-Heslin (born 1985), Canadian actor
  • Marlowe Morris (1915–1977 or 1978), American jazz musician

Fictional characters:

  • Marlowe Sawyer, in the television series Nip/Tuck
  • Philip Marlowe, a fictional detective created by author Raymond Chandler
  • Jennifer Marlowe, character in WKRP in Cincinnati
  • Natalie Marlowe, from the daytime soap opera All My Children
  • Preston Marlowe, from the Battlefield Bad Company games

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