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What does Marilyn mean?

Marilyn \m(a)-ril-yn, mar(i)-lyn\ as a girls' 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.


Variations

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

For more on this name, see also related girl names Geri, 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.


Popularity

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. during 1930-1939, and is at #405 currently. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)

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) are Geri, 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. Usage of this girl name reached its most widespread during the years 1950-1959 and is now significantly less, 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. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Geri, Lynn, Maren, Maria, Mariam, Marian, Mariana, Mariann, Marianna, Marianne in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Marie, Mariel, Mariela, Marilee, Marilyn, Marilynn, Marin, Marion, Marita, Maritza in U.S.

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

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


Similar 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.

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