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Meaning and name origin

Marilee \m(a)-ri-lee\ as a girl's name is of Welsh, English and Latin origin. Marilee is a variant of Mari (Welsh): variant of Mary; also a favored prefix for blending with other names, such as Marisol (Latin) "Mary alone" and Maricruz, "Mary of the cross". Also a variant of Marilyn (English): modern blend of Mary (Latin) "star of the sea" and the -lyn ending (see Lynn).


Marilee has 8 variant forms: Marella, Mariela, Mariella, Marilou, Marilu, Marylee, Marylou, Marylu.


Marilee is a very popular first name for females (#1527 out of 4276, Top 36%) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Marilee for girls. Marilee reached its highest rank of #641 in the U.S. in 1940-1949. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Marilee name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Marilee outside U.S.

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Marilee and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Mary (#120), Marilyn (#405), Marylou, Marilou, Mariela, Marilee and Mari. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Mari, Mariela, Marilee, Marilou, Marilyn, Mary, Marylou in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Mary outside U.S.

Similar Names

Marilee is also pronounced similarly to Marilla, Marrilee, Marylea and Merrilee. Other suggested similar baby names are Marcilee, Marelle, Mariel, Marielle, Marilene, Marlea, Marlee, Marley and Marlie. These names tend to be less commonly used than Marilee.