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Meaning and name origin

Marlin \m(a)-rlin, mar-lin\ as a girl's name (also used as boy's name Marlin). Blend of Mary (Latin) "star of the sea" and Lynn (Spanish) "pretty".


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

For more information, see also the related girl name Marlene.


Marlin is a somewhat popular first name for females (#3788 out of 4276, Top 89%) and an even more popular surname or last name for all people (#5577 out of 88799, Top 6%) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Marlin and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Mary (#120), Marlyn, Marlene, Marlen and Lynn. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Lynn, Marlen, Marlene, Marlyn, Mary in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Marlin is also pronounced similarly to Marlane, Marleen, Marline, Marlon, Marlyne, Marlynn, Merline, Merlyn and Myrline. Other suggested similar baby names are Carlin, Karlin, Madlin, Maralin, Maralina, Maraline, Maralyn, Marelyn, Marilin, Marilyn, Marin, Marlaina, Marlana, Marleina, Marlena, Marleni, Marlie, Marlina, Marlis, Marrilin, Marrin, Marylin, Marylyn and Merlina. These names tend to be less commonly used than Marlin.