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What does Marlyn mean?

Marlyn Pronunciation of 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).

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

Variations

Marlyn has 12 variants: Marlane, Marlayne, Marleen, Marleene, Marlenn, Marlenne, Marline, Marlinn, Marlynn, Marlynne, Marrlen and Marrlin.

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)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Marlyn name in U.S.

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

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.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Marlyn, Maralyn, Marilee, Marillyn, Marilyn in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Marilynn, Marilynne, Marla, Marlana, Marlane in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Marlee, Marleen, Marlen, Marlena, Marlene in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Marley, Marlie, Marline, Marna, Marylin in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Marylyn, Marylynn in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Marlyn and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

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.

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