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pinWhat does Marilyn mean?

Marilyn /mar-i-lyn/ [3 sylls.] as a girls' name is pronounced MARE-a-lin. It is of English and Latin origin, and the meaning of Marilyn is "star of the sea". Modern blend of Mary and the -lyn ending (see Lynn). Actresses Marilyn Miller, Marilyn Monroe; author Marilyn French; opera celebrity Marilyn Horne.


Marilyn has 16 variants: Maralin, Maralyn, Maralynn, Marelyn, Marilee, Marilin, Marillyn, Marilynn, Marilynne, Marlyn, Marralynn, Marrilin, Marrilyn, Marylin, Marylyn and Marylynn.

Affiliated girl names: Jeralyn, Mimi and Sherilyn.

Marilyn has 32 more related forms via Lynn, Mary: Marella, Marelle, Maren, Maria, Mariam, Marian, Mariana, Mariann, Marianna, Marianne, Marice, Maridel, Marie, Mariel, Mariela, Mariella, Marielle, Marilla, Marin, Marion, Mariska, Marita, Maritsa, Maritza, Marjan, Marla, Marlo, Marya, Maryann, Marylee, Marylou and Marylu.

Kreatif forms: Malrilyn, Marilynia, Myrilyn. [more]

pinHow popular is Marilyn?

Marilyn is a very popular first name for females (#80 out of 4276, Top 2%) but a rare surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Presented below is the baby name popularity of Marilyn for girls. Marilyn was first listed in 1910-1919 and reached its highest position of #16 in the U.S. in the 1930s, and is at #405 currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Marilyn name in U.S.

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

Below is a graphed analysis of the usage of the girl name Marilyn and affiliated names. Prominent varying forms of Marilyn (#405 last year) appearing in the Top 1000 are Lynn, Maren, Maria (#115 last year), Mariam (#568), Marian, Mariana (#331), Mariann, Marianna (#868), Marianne, Marie (#579), Mariel, Mariela, Marilee, Marilynn, Marin, Marion, Marita, Maritza, Marla, Marlo, Marlyn, Mary (#120), Maryann, Marylin, Marylou, Marylyn and Mimi. Forms like Marella are uncommon. Usage of these girl names reached its most widespread during 1940-1949 (usage of 0.3907%) and is now significantly less (usage 0.1434%, down 63.3%), with versions such as Marie, Mariela, Maritza, Marla and Marlo falling out of fashion. Mariam (#568), Mariana (#331) and Marilyn (#405) are three of the more chic baby names in this compilation, with Mariana undergoing a resurgence in popularity. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Marilyn, Lynn, Maren, Maria, Mariam in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Marian, Mariana, Mariann, Marianna, Marianne in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Marie, Mariel, Mariela, Marilee, Marilynn in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Marin, Marion, Marita, Maritza, Marla in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Marlo, Marlyn, Mary, Maryann, Marylin in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Marylou, Marylyn, Mimi in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Maria, Mariam, Mary outside U.S.

pinSimilar Names

Marilyn is pronounced similarly to Marilene. Other recommended similar baby names are Carilyn, Karilyn, Madilyn, Marcilyn, Marilena, Marlen, Marlin, Marlon, Marlyne, Marlynn, Marrlen, Marrlin and Merlyn. These names tend to be less frequently used than Marilyn.