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What does Marylyn mean?

Marylyn Pronunciation of Marylyn [mary-lyn] as a girls' name means "star of the sea". Marylyn is a variant form of Marilyn (English, Latin).

Associated with: star, sea.


Marylyn has 13 variants: Maralin, Maralyn, Maralynn, Marelyn, Marilin, Marillyn, Marilynn, Marilynne, Marralynn, Marrilin, Marrilyn, Marylin and Marylynn.

2 more related forms via Marilyn: Marilee and Marlyn.

Creative forms:
(female) Merylyn, Mirylyn, ..

(male) Maryman, Marymon, ..

Middle name pairings:
Marylyn Maura (M.M.), ..

How popular is Marylyn?

Marylyn is a very popular first name for women (#2028 out of 4276, Top 47%) but a rare last name for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Marylyn entered the list in 1920-1929 and reached its highest position of #679 in the U.S. in the 1930s, but is not in the list currently. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Popular alternative forms of Marylyn are Maralyn, Marilee, Marillyn, Marilyn (#426 from recent data), Marilynn, Marilynne, Marlyn, Marylin and Marylynn. Other variants, like Marrilin, are seldom used. These relations of Marylyn reached the top of their popularity 9 decades ago (median #979) and have become significantly less conventional since.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Marylyn, Maralyn, Marilee, Marillyn, Marilyn in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Marilynn, Marilynne, Marlyn, Marylin, Marylynn in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Marylyn is alike in pronunciation to Maraline and Marilene. Other recommended names are Caralyn, Carilyn, Carlyn, Carolyn, Carylon, Caylyn, Darlyn, Darolyn, Darrylyn, Darylin, Darylyn, Darylyne (see Daryl), Harolyn, Karalyn, Karelyn, Karilyn, Karlyn, Karolyn, Kaylyn, Laralyn, Madalyn, Madelyn, Madilyn, Madlyn, Maralina, Marcelyn, Marcilyn, Marilena, Marlana, Marlane, Marlayna, Marlayne, Marleen, Marlen, Marlena, Marlene, Marleni, Marlenn (see Marlin), Marlin, Marlina, Marline, Marlinn, Marlon, Marlyne, Marlynn, Marlynne, Marlys, Marrlen, Marrlin, Marvelyn, Maryan, Maryann, Maryl, Marylea, Marylee, Marylou, Marylu, Maryn, Maryon, Maryonn, Merlyn, Saralyn, Taralyn and Taylyn. These names tend to be less frequently used than Marylyn.

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