Meaning and name origin
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).
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.