The names Mariam and Magdalene were combined to create this name. Its roots are Mariam and Magdaline, and it has Hebrew ancestry. The name Marlaina has several different etymologies, each with a distinct meaning. The English origin of the name translates to 'she who is a star of the sea'. From the Arabic word Magdala, the name Marlaina for girls means 'star of the sea'. In German, the meaning of Marlaina is 'praised highly', 'a form of Madeline', 'from the lofty tower'. The meaning of Marlaina, an American girl, is 'from the high tower'. Marlaina is a variant spelling of Marlene that has German, Latin, Greek, and Polish roots. The three actors Marlaina Mah (who is also a producer), Marlaina Andre (known for the films, 'Duets', 'The Boys', 'The Kid Detective', 'Lost Girl', 'Hemlock Grove', and 'Bad Influence'), and Marlaina McPhillips (known for the films 'Dating JEN'.