What does Marlyn mean?
Marlyn [marlyn] as a name for girls has the meaning "star of the sea; from Magdala; star of the sea; pretty". Marlyn is an alternate form of Marilyn (English, Latin). Marlyn is also a variant of Marlen (English, Latin): feminine of Marlon. Marlyn is also used as a form of Marlene (German, Latin, Greek) and Marlin (Latin, Spanish).
29 more relations via Marilyn, Marlen, Marlene, Marlin: Maralin, Maralyn, Maralynn, Marelyn, Marilee, Marilin, Marillyn, Marilynn▼, Marilynne, Marla▼, Marlaina, Marlana, Marlayna, Marlea, Marlee▲, Marleena, Marleina, Marlena, Marleni, Marley▲, Marlie, Marlina, Marna, Marralynn, Marrilin, Marrilyn, Marylin, Marylyn and Marylynn.Creative forms:
(female) Manlyn, Morlyn, ..
(male) Marman, Marmon, .. Middle name pairings:
Marlyn Charleigh (M.C.), ..
How popular is Marlyn?
Marlyn is a very prominent first name for women (#1360 out of 4276, Top 32%) but an unusual surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Marlyn was first listed in 1920-1929 and reached its apex rank of #540 in the U.S. during 1930-1939, but is not found in the list currently. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its source forms and related girl names. Maralyn, Marilee, Marillyn, Marilyn (#426 last year), Marilynn, Marilynne, Marla, Marlana, Marlane, Marlee (#454), Marleen, Marlen, Marlena, Marlene (#1174), Marley (#218), Marlie (#1202), Marline, Marna, Marylin, Marylyn and Marylynn are the prominent variation forms of Marlyn. These forms of Marlyn reached the peak of their popularity during 1930-1939 (median #1287) and have become significantly less widespread since (#1703, ▼87.1%). Marilyn has generally been the top pick of parents, though Marley is now the top form, while forms such as Marlyn are no longer trendy.
Marlyn▼ is pronounced similarly to Marlon, Marlyne, Merline, Merlyn, Myrleen, Myrlene and Myrline. Other suggested similar names are Arlyn, Calyn, Caralyn, Carilyn, Carlan, Carlen, Carlin, Carlye, Carlyn, Carlyne, Carryn, Caryn▼, Catlyn, Charlyn, Daelyn, Darlyn, Darlyne, Darolyn, Farryn, Faryn, Harly, Jaelyn, Kailyn, Kalyn▼, Karelyn, Karilyn, Karlen, Karlin, Karly, Karlyn, Karlyne, Karlynn, Karolyn, Karyn▼, Katlyn▼, Kaylyn, Laralyn, Larryn, Madalyn, Madelyn▲, Madilyn▲, Madlen, Madlin, Madlyn, Maelynn, Maraline, Maraya, Marcelyn, Marcilyn, Marcy▼, Mareen, Maren, Marian▼, Marilene, Marjon, Marlyse, Marty, Martyne, Marvelyn, Maryan, Maryk, Maryon, Marys, Merryn, Sharlyn, Tamlyn, Tarryn and Taryn▼. These names tend to be less frequently used than Marlyn.See names in meaning and etymology.