What does Marylyn mean?
Marylyn /mary-lyn/ [3 sylls.] as a girls' name. Marylyn's name origins are English and Latin, and Marylyn means "star of the sea". Marylyn is a variant transcription of Marilyn (English, Latin). Martyn is a conventional last name.
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)
Presented below is the birth name popularity of Marylyn for girls. Marylyn entered the list in 1930-1939 and reached its highest position of #650 in the U.S. then, but is not in the list currently. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)
Popular alternative forms of Marylyn are Marilee, Marilyn (#405 last year), Marilynn, Marlyn and Marylin. Variants like Maralin are seldom used. These girl names reached the top of their popularity during the years 1930-1939 (usage of 0.4243%) and have become significantly less widespread since (usage 0.0992%, down 76.6%), with the versions Marilee, Marilynn, Marlyn, Marylin and Marylyn becoming somewhat outmoded. Marilyn (#405) is the most fashionable girl name here. Shown below is an analysis of the usage of Marylyn and corresponding names. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)