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Marilyn meaning and name origin

Marilyn \m(a)-ril-yn, mar(i)-lyn\ as a girl's name is pronounced MARE-a-lin. It is of English origin. Modern blend of Mary (Latin) "star of the sea" and the -lyn ending (see Lynn). Actresses Marilyn Miller, Marilyn Monroe; author Marilyn French; opera celebrity Marilyn Horne.

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

For more information, see also related names Cheryl, Geri, Jeralyn, Mimi and Sherilyn.

Baby names that sound like Marilyn are Marlyne, Marlen, Marilene, Marilena, Marlynn, Marlin, Marrlin, Marrlen, Marlon and Merlyn.

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Popularity of Marilyn

Marilyn is a very popular first name for women (#80 out of 4276) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (1990 U.S. Census).

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