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What does Marlys mean?

Marlys /mar-lys/ as a name for girls. The meaning of Marlys is "star of the sea; God is my oath". Marlys is an alternate form, with the suffix -ys, of Marla (English, Latin): version of Marlene. Marlys is also a variation of Marlisa (Latin, Hebrew): blend of Mary and Lisa.

Associated with: star, sea, oath.


Marlys has 2 variants: Marliss and Marlyse.

Marlys has 3 more alternative forms via Marla, Marlisa: Marlisha, Marlissa and Marlyssa.

Kreatif forms:
(female) Malys, Marlysse, ..

(male) Marlyssey, Marlyssio, ..

How popular is Marlys?

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)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Charted below is the birth name statistics of Marlys for girls. Marlys was first listed in 1910-1919 and reached its peak rank of #363 in the U.S. during the years 1930-1939, but is not ranked currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 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 2000 is Marla. These forms of Marlys were popular 64 years ago (average #535), but now, forms such as Marla have become less fashionable.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Marlys, Marla 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 names are Arlys, Carlis, Carly, Carlye, Carlyn, Carlyse, Carys, Darlyn, Eirlys, Harly, Karly, Karlye, Karlyn, Karys, Madlyn, Mally, Maralyn, Maraya, Marcy, Marelyn, Margy, Marilis, Marilisa, Marilyn, Maris, Marjy, Marlea, Marlee, Marlen, Marley, Marlie, Marlin, Marlo, Marlon, Marlow, Marlyn, Marlyne, Marlynn, Marnya, Marris, Marty, Mary, Marya, Maryk, Maryl, Marylyn, Maryn, Marys, Marysa, Maryse, Merlyn and Wallys (see Wallis). These names tend to be less commonly used than Marlys.