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Meaning and Name Origin

Marylou \m(a)-ry-lou\ as a girls' name is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Marylou is "star of the sea". Marylou is a variant of Mary (Latin): Saint Jerome associated the Virgin's name with the Latin phrase "stella maris". A somewhat irregularly used name for newborns.


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

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


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)

Presented below is the birth name popularity of Marylou for girls. Marylou was first listed in 1920-1929 and reached its peak rank of #449 in the U.S. during the years 1930-1939, but is not ranked currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Below is a graphed comparison of the popularity of the girl name Marylou and associated names. Popular varying forms of Marylou ranked in the Top 1000 are Mariela, Marilee, Marilyn (#405 the previous year), Marion, Marla, Marlo, Mary (#120), Maryann, Maryjo and Marylin. These girl names were at the top of their popularity during 1940-1949 and have become significantly less widespread since, with forms such as Mariela, Maryann, Maryjo, Marylin and Marylou falling out of style. Marilyn (#405) is the most fashionable name for newborns in this compilation. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Mariela, Marilee, Marilyn, Marion, Marla, Marlo, Mary, Maryann, Maryjo, Marylin, Marylou 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 similar baby names are Marlow and Maryl. These names tend to be less frequently used than Marylou.