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What does Marlyn mean?

Marlyn \m(a)-rl-yn, mar-lyn\ as a name for girls. Marlyn's name origins are English and German. Marlyn is a form of Marilyn (English): modern blend of Mary (Latin) "star of the sea" and the -lyn ending (see Lynn). Marlyn is also a variant of Marlen (English): feminine of Marlon. Marlyn is also used as a form of Marlene (German) and Marlin.


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

Marlyn has 29 more related variations 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.


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. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Marlyn name in U.S.

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

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 listed in the Top 1000. This girl name reached the peak of its popularity during the years 1940-1949 and is somewhat less popular today, with versions such as Marlena, Marlene, Marlyn, Marylin and Marylyn becoming somewhat dated. Marilyn (#405), Marlee (#470) and Marley (#202) are three of the more trendy birth names among these. There is a resurgence in baby name popularity for Marlee. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Marilee, Marilyn, Marilynn, Marla, Marlee, Marlen, Marlena, Marlene, Marley, Marlie in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Marlyn, Marylin, Marylyn 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 and Merlyn. Other suggested similar baby names are Carlyn, Darlyn, Karlyn, Madlyn, Marlys and Maryn. These names tend to be less frequently used than Marlyn.