What does Marilee mean?
Marilee [mar-ilee] as a girls' name is of Latin derivation, and the meaning of Marilee is "star of the sea". Marilee is a version of Mari (Welsh, Latin): variation of Mary. Marilee is also a form of Marilyn (English, Latin).
55 more related forms via Mari, Marilyn, Mary: Maire, Mallie▼, Mamie▼, Marabel, Maralin, Maralyn, Mare, Maree, Marelle, Marelyn, Maren, Marette, Maria▼, Mariam▲, Marian▼, Mariana, Mariann, Marianne▼, Maribeth, Marice, Maridel, Marie▼, Mariel, Marielle, Mariette, Marilena, Marilene, Marilin, Marilisa, Marilla, Marillyn, Marilynn▼, Marilynne, Marin, Marion▼, Mariska, Marita, Maritsa, Maritza▼, Marje, Marla▼, Marlo▼, Marlyn▼, Marrilin, Marrilyn, Marybel, Marylin, Marylyn, Maryse, Maurine▼, Maurise, Meridel, Meriel, Muriel▼ and Murielle.Creative forms:
(female) Manilee, Marlay, ..
(male) Marolo, Marreo, .. Middle name pairings:
Marilee Remy (M.R.), ..
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)
Marilee was first listed in 1920-1929 and reached its apex rank of #590 in the U.S. in the 1940s, but is not found in the list currently. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its source forms and related girl names. Mallie, Mamie, Maralyn, Maree, Maren (#1113 from current records), Mari, Maria (#109), Mariam (#563), Marian (#1104), Mariana (#296), Mariann, Marianne (#1985), Maribeth, Marie (#564), Mariel (#1839), Mariela (#1560), Mariella (#1433), Marielle (#1808), Mariette, Marilla, Marillyn, Marilou, Marilyn (#426), Marilynn, Marilynne, Marin (#1471), Marion (#1527), Mariska, Marita, Maritza (#1201), Marla, Marlo, Marlyn, Mary (#124), Marylee, Marylin, Marylou, Marylyn, Maurine and Muriel are the prominent variation forms of Marilee. These forms of Marilee reached the peak of their popularity during the years 1890-1899 (median #1544) and are now much less common (#1637, 94% less usage). Mary is the continual favorite, though Mariam has become trendy as well over time, while forms such as Mary have become less contemporary.
Marilee is alike in pronunciation to Marrilee, Marylea, Merrilee, Mirilla and Myrilla. Other suggested similar names are Bailee▲, Caralee, Carileen (see Caroline), Carlee▲, Carolee, Darille, Hailee, Harlee▲, Kailee, Karalee, Karlee▲, Lorilee, Maelee, Mahalee, Maisee, Marcee, Marcile, Marcilee, Marcille, Marell, Marial, Mariane, Maribel▼, Maricel, Marieke, Marien, Mariet, Marijke, Marike, Marilda, Marilis, Marine, Marise, Mariske, Marisse, Marivel, Markee, Marlea, Marleah, Marlee▲, Marleen, Marlele, Marlen, Marlene▼, Marley▲, Marlie, Marlow, Marlowe, Marnee, Marrlen, Marsee, Maryl, Matilde, Merielle, Merill, Merle▼, Merrile, Meryle, Mireille, Mirelle, Mirielle, Murle, Myrelle, Myrle, Natilee and Saralee. These names tend to be less frequently used than Marilee.See names in meaning and etymology.