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What does Marylou mean?

Marylou /ma-ry-lou/ as a girls' name is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Marylou is "star of the sea". Marylou is a variant form of Mary (Latin) with the suffix -lou.

Associated with: star, sea


Marylou has 6 variants: Marella, Mariela, Mariella, Marilee, Marylee and Marylu.

Marylou has 15 more different relations via Mary: Marelle, Marilin, Marilla, Marilyn, Marion, Marla, Marlo, Marya, Maryann, Marybel, Maryjo, Marylin, Marysa, Maryse and Marysia.

Kreatif forms:
(female) Marlou, Marrylou, ..

(male) Marydon, Maryno, ..

How popular is Marylou?

Marylou is a very prominent first name for females (#759 out of 4276, Top 18%) but an uncommon last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)


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

Presented below is the birth name history of Marylou for girls. Marylou was first listed in 1900-1909 and reached its peak rank of #410 in the U.S. in the 1930s, but is not ranked currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Marylou name in U.S.

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

Mariela (#1358 from current records), Mariella (#1442), Marilee, Marilla, Marilyn (#405), Marion (#1539), Marla, Marlo, Mary (#120), Maryann (#1574), Maryjo, Marylee and Marylin are the popular varying forms of Marylou ranked in the Top 2000. Other variants, like Marya, are seldom used. These relations of Marylou were at the top of their popularity in the 1880s (average #1599) and have become significantly less widespread since (#1602, 97%), with forms such as Marilyn becoming less in vogue.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Marylou, Mariela, Mariella, Marilee, Marilla in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Marilyn, Marion, Marla, Marlo, Mary in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Maryann, Maryjo, Marylee, Marylin in U.S.

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

Similar Names


Marylou is pronounced similarly to Marilou, Marilu and Marylea. Other recommended names are Carylon, Emmylou, Madelon, Madyson, Makyla, Maralin, Maralyn, Marelda, Marell, Marelyn, Margalo, Margo, Margot, Mariko, Marilda, Marilis, Marjo, Marjon, Marlea, Marlee, Marlen, Marley, Marlie, Marlin, Marlis, Marlon, Marlow, Marlowe, Marlyn, Marlys, Marrlen, Marrlin, Maryam, Maryan, Marycruz, Maryk, Maryka, Maryl, Marylyn, Marylynn, Maryn, Maryon, Maryonn, Marys, Maryssa, Meryl, Meryle and Meryll. These names tend to be less frequently used than Marylou.