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What does Marlys mean?

Marlys \m(a)-rl-ys, mar-lys\ as a name for girls is of English, Latin and Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Marlys is "star of the sea; God is my oath". Marlys is a form of Marla (English, Latin): variant of Marlene. Marlys is also a variation of Marlisa (Latin, Hebrew): blend of Mary and Lisa.


Marlys has 2 variants: Marliss and Marlyse.

Marlys has 4 more alternative forms via Marla, Marlisa: Marlette, Marlisha, Marlissa and Marlyssa.


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)

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

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

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 (usage of 0.5075%) and are now significantly less popular, with the forms Marla and Marlys becoming less fashionable. Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of Marlys and corresponding names. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Marla, Marlys in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Marlys and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Marlys is alike in pronunciation to Marlies, Marlis and Marlise. Other suggested similar baby names are Marilis, Marlyn and Marys. These names tend to be less commonly used than Marlys.