Marilla meaning, girlMarilla

Rate Marilla: Do you like this name?

Get kreatif with Marilla | Add to list (0)

Meaning and name origin

Marilla \m(a)-rilla, mar(il)-la\ as a girl's 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 variant forms: Marella and Marilis.

For more information, see also related girl names Mariel and Mary.


Marilla is not a popular first name for females and an equally uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Marilla and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Mary (#120), Muriel and Mariel. (2014 statistics).

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 also pronounced similarly to Mariela, Mariella, Marilee, Marilou, Marilu, Marylea, Mireilla, Mirella, Mirilla, Morella, Muriella, Myrella, Myrilla and Myrrilla. Other suggested similar baby names are Marell, Marelle, Marial, Marielle, Marilda, Marla, Marlea and Merill. These names tend to be more commonly used than Marilla.