A free-flowing alternative to Marlene, Marlina is a feminine name many may consider honorable by association. Stemming from the Hebrew Magdala, meaning "tower," Marlina is closely related to Mary Magdalene, who many texts regard as Jesus's most beloved and closest disciple. Yet Marlina is perhaps most easily aligned with Marlene and the famous film actress Marie Magdalene "Marlene" Dietrich. A towering figure in her own right, Marlene Dietrich's presence extended beyond the silver screen as she earned several honors for her humanitarian efforts during World War II.
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