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Marlin

What does Marlin mean?

Marlin Pronunciation of Marlin [mar-lin] as a girls' name (also used more commonly as boys' name Marlin) is of Latin and Spanish origin, and the meaning of Marlin is "star of the sea; pretty". Blend of Mary and Lynn.

Associated with: star, sea, pretty (beautiful), blend.

Variations

Marlin has 6 variants: Marlen, Marlenn, Marlinn, Marlyn, Marrlen and Marrlin.

Affiliated girl name: Marlene.

Marlin has 47 more related forms via Lynn, Mary: Mair, Mal, Malia, Mallie, Mamie, Manon, Mara, Mare, Maree, Marella, Marelle, Maren, Maria, Mariam, Marian, Mariana, Mariann, Marice, Marie, Mariel, Marilee, Marilin, Marilla, Marilyn, Marin, Marion, Marita, Marja, Marjan, Marje, Marla, Marlo, Marya, Maryann, Maryjo, Marylee, Marylin, Marylou, Marylu, Marysa, Maryse, Marysia, Maureen, Maurine, Maymie, Mayria and Mollie.

Creative forms:
(female) Marlinni, ..

(male) Marlik, ..

Middle name pairings:
Marlin Yoselin (M.Y.), ..

How popular is Marlin?

Marlin is a somewhat popular first name for women (#3788 out of 4276, Top 89%) and an even more popular last name for both adults and children (#5858 out of 150436, Top 4%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Lynn, Malia (#313 the previous year), Mallie, Mamie, Mara (#739), Maree, Maren (#1113), Maria (#109), Mariam (#563), Marian (#1104), Mariana (#296), Mariann, Marie (#564), Mariel (#1839), Marilee, Marilla, Marilyn (#426), Marin (#1471), Marion (#1527), Marita, Marla, Marlen, Marlene (#1174), Marlo, Marlyn, Mary (#124), Maryann (#1809), Maryjo, Marylee, Marylin, Marylou, Maureen, Maurine, Maymie and Mollie (#1001) are the popular alternative forms of Marlin (outside Top 2000) listed in the Top 2000. These relations of Marlin reached the top of their popularity a century ago (average #1401) and are now significantly less common (#1490, 93%), with forms like Marian becoming less in vogue. Mara and Mariam are two of the more contemporarily stylish baby names among these. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Lynn, Malia, Mallie, Mamie, Mara in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Maree, Maren, Maria, Mariam, Marian in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Mariana, Mariann, Marie, Mariel, Marilee in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Marilla, Marilyn, Marin, Marion, Marita in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Marla, Marlen, Marlene, Marlo, Marlyn in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Mary, Maryann, Maryjo, Marylee, Marylin in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Marylou, Maureen, Maurine, Maymie, Mollie in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Marlin is alike in pronunciation to Marlane, Marlayne, Marleen, Marleene, Marlenne, Marline, Marlon, Marlyne, Marlynn, Marlynne, Merline, Merlyn, Myrleen, Myrlene and Myrline. Other suggested similar names are Cailin, Calin, Caralin, Carin, Carlen, Carlina, Carlis, Carmin, Carolin, Carrin, Darlina, Darlyn, Darylin, Eaglin, Farin, Harli, Jaclin, Jalin, Kailin, Karlein (see Caroline), Karlie, Karlin, Karline, Katlin, Kaylin, Madlin, Magli, Mairin, Mali, Malina, Maralina, Maralyn, Marci, Marcina, Mareina, Margie, Margit, Marilis, Marina, Marjie, Marjon, Markie, Marlaina, Marlea, Marleni, Marlina, Marlisa, Marlow, Marlys, Marnia, Marnie, Marnina, Marrilyn, Marrin, Marti, Martia, Martina, Martine, Marvina and Taylin. These names tend to be less frequently used than Marlin.

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