Meaning and Name Origin
Marlys \m(a)-rl-ys, mar-lys\ as a name for girls is of English and Latin origin. Marlys is a form of Marla (English): variant of Marlene. Marlys is also a variation of Marlisa (Latin): blend of Mary and Lisa.
Marlys is a very prominent first name for women (#1307 out of 4276, Top 31%) but an unusual last name for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)
Charted below is the birth name popularity of Marlys for girls. Marlys was first listed in 1920-1929 and reached its peak rank of #405 in the U.S. during the years 1930-1939, but is not ranked currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Marlys and corresponding names. The only other popular alternative form of Marlys ranked in the Top 1000 is Marla. These girl names were at the top of their popularity during 1940-1949 and are now significantly less popular, with the forms Marla and Marlys becoming less fashionable. (2014 Birth Statistics)