What does Marilee mean?
Marilee /mar-ilee/ [3 sylls.] as a girls' name is of Latin derivation, and the meaning of Marilee is "star of the sea". Marilee is a version, with the suffix -lee, of Mari (Welsh, Latin): variation of Mary. Marilee is also a form of Marilyn (English, Latin).
How popular is Marilee?
Marilee is a very prominent first name for females (#1527 out of 4276, Top 36%) but an unusual surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)
Displayed below is the birth name popularity of Marilee for girls. Marilee was first listed in 1930-1939 and reached its apex rank of #641 in the U.S. in the 1940s, but is not found in the list currently. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)
Displayed below is a comparison of the usage of the girl name Marilee and associated names. Mari, Marie (#579 the previous year), Mariel, Mariela, Marilou, Marilyn (#405), Mary (#120) and Marylou are the prominent variation forms of Marilee. These girl names reached the peak of their popularity during the years 1940-1949 (usage of 0.4446%) and are now much less popular (usage 0.2107%, 52.6% less), with versions like Marie, Mariel, Mariela, Marilee and Marylou falling out of style. Marilyn (#405) is the most chic girl name here. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)
Marilee▼ is alike in pronunciation to Marrilee, Marylea and Merrilee. Other suggested similar baby names are Marcilee, Marlea, Marlee▲, Marley▲ and Marlie. These names tend to be less frequently used than Marilee.