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What does Marilla mean?

Marilla \m(a)-rilla, mar(il)-la\ 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.


Variations

Marilla has 2 variants: Marella and Marilis.

For more on this name, see also related girl names Mariel and Mary.

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


Popularity

Marilla is an uncommonly occurring first name for women. Marilla is an equivalently uncommon last name too for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Popular varying forms of Marilla (#unlisted) are Mary (#120 the previous year), Muriel and Mariel. Adoption of these girl names reached its apex during 1910-1919 and has become significantly less since, with the forms Muriel and Mariel 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.


Similar 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.

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