Meaning and name origin
Marlyn \m(a)-rl-yn, mar-lyn\ as a girl's name is of English and German origin. Marlyn is a variant of Marilyn (English): modern blend of Mary (Latin) "star of the sea" and the -lyn ending (see Lynn). Also a variant of Marlen (English): feminine of Marlon or variant of Marlene. Marlyn is also used as a variant of Marlin.
Marlyn is a very popular first name for females (#1360 out of 4276, Top 32%) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Marlyn for girls. Marlyn reached its highest rank of #605 in the U.S. in 1930-1939. (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Marlyn and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Marilyn (#405), Marlyn, Marlen and Marlene. (2014 statistics).
Marlyn▼ is also pronounced similarly to Marlon, Marlyne and Merlyn. Other suggested similar baby names are Carlyn, Darlyn, Karlyn, Madlyn, Maralin, Maralyn, Maralynn, Marelyn, Marilin, Marillyn, Marilynn▼, Marlana, Marlayna, Marlena▼, Marleni, Marlina, Marlys▼, Marrilyn, Marylin▼, Marylyn▼, Marylynn and Maryn. These names tend to be less commonly used than Marlyn.