What does Marley mean?

Jamaican singer who popularized reggae (1945-1981)

What's the origin of Marley?


How is Marley pronounced?


What does it say about you to have a cat named Marley?

There are many possible interpretations to what naming a cat Marley might say about the person naming the cat. Some people might see the name as being playful and fun, while others might see it as being reflective of the cat's personality or characteristics.

Is Marley a good cat name?

Marley has two syllables, which most vets and trainers tend to recommend. The name also ends in a vowel sound, so it's easy for your kitty to recognize. Marley is a widely adored cat name for obvious reasons. If you like it, go for it!

Marley is found in these categories:

traditional cat names

Bob Marley's fame made it a popular choice for pet monikers.

cute cat names

This moniker, linked to reggae legend Bob, exudes a playful, lovable vibe.

musical cat names

Bob Marley, reggae legend, inspires this feline moniker.


Based on likes, Marley ranks #192 with users of

Marley is one of the more common cat names amongst our community. According to our statistics, Marley is considerably more popular than most other cat names.

Popularity: Historical Trend

Marley was, over the past 30 days, the 289th ranked cat name for views on

As of May 2024, Marley is a name that's increasing in popularity with new kitten owners. According to our stats, it's more fashionable than it was at this time last year.

We've seen quite a bit of variance in rank for this name. That might suggest its popularity is based on seasonal factors or perhaps pop culture events.

In the past week, Marley was viewed 26 times, and liked 2 times.

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