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 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).
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).
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.