What does Marilyn mean?
Marilyn /mar-i-lyn/ 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 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]
How 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. Demographics)
Presented below is the baby name statistics 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 U.S. SSA Records)
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. Other forms, like Marella, are uncommon. Usage of these relations of Marilyn reached its most widespread 74 years ago (median #609) and is somewhat less today (#856, down 63.3%). Mary has generally been popular among parents, though Mariam has grown popular as well over time, while forms such as Marilee are no longer trendy.
Thinking of names?
Marilyn▲ is pronounced similarly to Maraline and Marilene. Other recommended similar baby names are Cailyn▼, Caralyn, Carilyn, Carlyn, Carolyn▼, Charilyn, Darlyn, Darolyn, Darylyn, Harolyn, Jamilyn, Jerilyn▼, Kailyn▲, Karalyn, Karelyn, Karilyn, Karilynn, Karlyn, Karolyn, Katilyn, Kerilyn, Laralyn, Lorilyn, Madalyn▲, Madelyn▲, Madilyn▲, Madisyn▲, Madlyn, Maralina, Marcelyn, Marcilyn, Marcilynn, Marialena, Marielena, Marien, Marilda, Marilena, Marilis, Marilou, Marilu, Marinn, Marlana, Marlane, Marlayna, Marlayne, Marleen, Marlen, Marlena▼, Marlene▼, Marleni, Marlenn, Marlin, Marlina, Marline, Marlinn, Marlon, Marlyne, Marlynn, Marlynne, Marlys▼, Marrlen, Marrlin, Marvelyn, Maryn, Merlyn, Saralyn, Tamilyn and Taralyn. These names tend to be less frequently used than Marilyn.