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Marlee is an alternative spelling of the name Marley. Taken from Old English words meaning ‘forest’ and ‘pleasure’, the name Marley can be seen to mean ‘Forest of Joy’. Adopted as a first name in fairly modern English, Marley can be both a masculine or feminine name, and can trace itself back to the surnames of Jacob Marley, a Charles Dickens character, and Bob Marley, the reggae singer and songwriter. Marley can also be taken as a shortened form of the girls name Marlene.
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