What does Marlyn mean?
Marlyn \m(a)-rl-yn, mar-lyn\ as a name for girls. Marlyn's name origins are English, Latin, German, Greek and Spanish, and the meaning of Marlyn is "star of the sea; from Magdala; star of the sea; pretty". Marlyn is a 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 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. (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 girl names reached the peak of their popularity during 1940-1949 (usage of 0.2892%) and are somewhat less popular today (usage 0.1479%, down 48.8%), 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, and there is a resurgence in baby name popularity for Marlee. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)
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.