Meaning:Marshy meadow; pleasant pasture
Marleigh is a gender-neutral Old English name meaning “marshy meadow” or “pleasant pasture.” It is an Americanized version of Marley, which comes from the Old English words mearth, meaning “marten,” and leah meaning “wood.” A marten is a bushy-tailed weasel-like animal that is clever and patient in nature—an endearing kindred spirit for baby. It is also believed that Marley was a nickname originating from the Old English myrig, which means “pleasant,” a characteristic that will be sure to inspire a delightful personality in baby.
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