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pinWhat does Marlin mean?

Marlin /mar-lin/ [2 sylls.] as a girls' name (also used 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.


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.

Kreatif forms: Marli, Marlinna, Marlinno. [more]

pinHow 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. Census)

Displayed below is a comparison of the usage of Marlin and related names. Lynn, Malia (#345 the previous year), Mallie, Mamie, Mara (#695), Maren, Maria (#115), Mariam (#568), Marian, Mariana (#331), Mariann, Marie (#579), Mariel, Marilee, Marilyn (#405), Marin, Marion, Marita, Marla, Marlen, Marlene, Marlo, Marlyn, Mary (#120), Maryann, Maryjo, Marylin, Marylou, Maureen, Maurine, Maymie and Mollie (#803) are the popular alternative forms of Marlin (outside Top 1000) listed in the Top 1000. These girl names reached the top of their popularity during the years 1940-1949 (usage of 0.3943%) and are now significantly less popular (usage 0.1575%, down 60.1%), with forms like Marie, Marlene, Maryjo, Marylin and Mollie falling out of style. The trendier birth names among these are Malia (#345), Mara (#695), Mariam (#568), Mariana (#331) and Marilyn (#405), and there is a rekindling in baby name usage for Mariana. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Lynn, Malia, Mallie, Mamie, Mara in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Maren, Maria, Mariam, Marian, Mariana in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Mariann, Marie, Mariel, Marilee, Marilyn in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Marin, Marion, Marita, Marla, Marlen in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Marlene, Marlo, Marlyn, Mary, Maryann in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Maryjo, Marylin, Marylou, Maureen, Maurine in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Maymie, Mollie in U.S.

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

pinSimilar Names

Marlin is alike in pronunciation 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, Marlaina, Marlana, Marleina, Marlena, Marleni, Marlie, Marlina, Marlis, Marrilin, Marrin, Marylyn and Merlina. These names tend to be less frequently used than Marlin.