What does Marlyn mean?
Marlyn /mar-lyn/ 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).
Marlyn▼ has 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.Kreatif forms: Mallyn, Malyn, Marlynna. [more]
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. Census)
Charted below is the birth name popularity of Marlyn for girls. Marlyn was first listed in 1930-1939 and reached its apex rank of #605 in the U.S. then, but is not found in the list currently. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)
Displayed below is a comparison of the usage of Marlyn and associated names. Marilee, Marilyn (#405 last year), Marilynn, Marla, Marlee (#470), Marlen, Marlena, Marlene, Marley (#202), Marlie, Marylin and Marylyn are the prominent variation forms of Marlyn. These forms of Marlyn reached the peak of their popularity during 1940-1949 (median #710) and are almost as popular today (#852, ▼48.8%). Marilyn has generally been the top pick of parents, though Marley is now the top form, while forms such as Marlena, Marlene, Marlyn, Marylin and Marylyn are no longer trendy. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)
Marlyn▼ is pronounced similarly to Marlon, Marlyne, Merline, Merlyn, Myrleen, Myrlene and Myrline. Other suggested similar baby names are Arlyn, Caelyn, Cailyn▼, Calyn, Caralyn, Carilyn, Carlan, Carlen, Carlin, Carly▲, Carlye, Carlyn, Carlyna, Carlyne, Carlynn, Carolyn▼, Carryn, Caryn▼, Catlyn, Caylyn, Charlyn, Daelyn, Darlyn, Darlyne, Darolyn, Darylyn, Daryn, Fallyn, Farryn, Faryn, Harly, Harolyn, Jaclyn▼, Jaelyn▲, Jaklyn, Jalyn▼, Jaslyn, Jazlyn▲, Kaelyn▲, Kailyn▲, Kalyn▼, Kamlyn, Karalyn, Karelyn, Karilyn, Karlen, Karlin, Karly▼, Karlye, Karlyn, Karlyne, Karlynn, Karmyn, Karolyn, Karryn, Karyn▼, Katlyn▼, Kaylyn▼, Laralyn, Larryn, Laryn, Madalyn▲, Madelyn▲, Madilyn▲, Madlen, Madlin, Madlyn, Maelynn, Mally, Maralina, Maralinda, Maraline, Maraya, Marcelyn, Marcilyn, Marcy▼, Mareen, Maren, Margy, Marialena, Marian▼, Marielena, Marien, Marilena, Marilene, Marin, Marinn, Marion▼, Marjan, Marjon, Marjy, Marlis, Marlo▼, Marlow, Marlys▼, Marlyse, Marnya, Marrin, Marty, Martyne, Marvelyn, Mary, Marya, Maryan, Maryk, Maryl, Maryn, Maryon, Marys, Merlina, Merryn, Morwyn, Raelyn▲, Saralyn, Sharlyn, Starlyn, Tamlyn, Taralyn, Tarryn, Taryn▼, Taylyn and Valyn. These names tend to be less frequently used than Marlyn.