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What does Marilee mean?

Marilee \m(a)-ri-lee\ as a girls' name is of Welsh, Latin and English derivation, and the meaning of Marilee is "star of the sea". Marilee is a derivative of Mari (Welsh, Latin): variant of Mary. Marilee is also a form of Marilyn (English, Latin).


Marilee has 8 variants: Marella, Mariela, Mariella, Marilou, Marilu, Marylee, Marylou and Marylu.

Marilee has 11 more related forms via Mari, Marilyn, Mary: Maree, Marelle, Marice, Maridel, Marie, Mariel, Marielle, Marilena, Marilene, Marilin and Marilla.


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. during 1940-1949, but is not found in the list currently. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)

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 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%, down 52.6%), 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)

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

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

Similar Names

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.