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 (called mála in Irish) 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, Colonel Raeburn's super-efficient Venusian secretary in the 1962 television series Space Patrol.


  • 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 Southern Asia approximately equal to 25 sq yards or 225 sq ft (20.9 m2)
  • The rufous hare-wallaby (Lagorchestes hirsutus), a small desert marsupial of Australia