Marla (disambiguation)

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Marla is a female given name in English. It is a variant of the name Marlene, which comes from Mary Magdalene, the biblical woman to whom Jesus Christ first appeared after his resurrection.

In Hiberno-English, the word marla means modelling clay.

People named Marla[edit]

In fiction[edit]

  • Marla McGivers, Star Trek: historian aboard the USS Enterprise (NCC-1701)
  • Marla Singer, female character from the 1996 novel Fight Club


  • Marla faith, the traditional religion of the Mari people of the republic of Mari El, Russia
  • Marla (unit), a unit of measuring land (surface) in Pakistan and it is approximately equal to 25 sq yards or 225 sq ft (20.9 m2). This measuring unit is also used in some places of India and Afghanistan
  • The rufous hare-wallaby (Lagorchestes hirsutus), a small desert marsupial of Australia; also mala or maala.