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pinWhat does Marilla mean?

Marilla /mar-il-la/ [3 sylls.] as a girls' name is pronounced ma-RILL-ah. The meaning of Marilla is "shining sea". Variant of Muriel. Marilis is a short form of Amaryllis.


Marilla has 2 variants: Marella and Marilis.

Related girl names: Mariel and Mary.

Marilla has 8 more alternative forms via Amaryllis, Muriel: Amarilis, Merial, Meriel, Merrill, Miureall, Murial, Muriella and Murielle.

Kreatif forms: Maerilla, Marilja, Marilma. [more]

pinHow popular is Marilla?

Marilla is an uncommonly occurring first name for women but a somewhat prominent last name for all people (#140756 out of 150436, Top 94%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Popular varying forms of Marilla (not ranked) are Mary (#120 the previous year), Muriel and Mariel. Forms like Merial are uncommon. Adoption of these girl names reached its apex during 1910-1919 (usage of 0.6223%) and has become significantly less since (usage 0.2933%, 52.9% less), with the forms Mariel and Muriel becoming less fashionable. Shown below is a comparison of the usage of Marilla and affiliated names. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Mariel, Mary, Muriel in U.S.

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

pinSimilar Names

Marilla is alike in pronunciation to Mariela, Mariella, Marilee, Marilou, Marilu, Marylea, Mireilla, Mirella, Mirilla, Morella, Myrella, Myrilla and Myrrilla. Other recommended similar baby names are Marell, Marelle, Marial, Marielle, Marilda, Marla, Marlea and Merill. These names tend to be more commonly used than Marilla.