Meaning:Marshy meadow; pleasant wood; marten wood
Marley is a gender-neutral British name meaning “marshy meadow,” “pleasant wood,” or “marten wood.” It is derived from the Anglo-Saxon words mearth meaning “marten,” and leah meaning “wood clearing.” Marley is also thought to be a nickname from the Old English word myrig, meaning “pleasant,” a trait that will surely encourage a wonderfully endearing personality in baby.
Famous People Named Marley
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- Bob MarleyMusician
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