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Merlyn (girl)

What does Merlyn mean?

Merlyn Pronunciation of Merlyn [mer-lyn] as a name for girls (also used as boys' name Merlyn) is an English name, and the meaning of the name Merlyn is "shining sea". Merlyn is a variant form of Meryl (English): variation of Muriel via Meriel.

Associated with: shining (light), sea.


10 related forms via Meryl: Maryl, Meral, Merel, Merla, Merril, Merryl, Meryle, Meryll, Mirla and Myrla.

Creative forms:
(female) Melyn, ..

(male) Merman, Mermin, ..

Middle name pairings:
Merlyn Jacquelyn (M.J.), ..

How popular is Merlyn?

Merlyn is a somewhat prominent first name for females (#3480 out of 4276, Top 81%) but an unusual last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Merlyn was first listed in 1920-1929 and reached its apex rank of #1369 in the U.S. during 1930-1939, but is not found in the list currently. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Meryl is the only other popular related form of Merlyn. These forms of Merlyn were favored as baby names 95 years ago.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Merlyn, Meryl in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Merlyn is pronounced similarly to Marlane, Marlayne, Marleen, Marlen, Marlene, Marlenn, Marlin, Marline, Marlinn, Marlon, Marlyn, Marlyne, Marlynn, Marlynne, Marrlen, Marrlin, Merline, Myrleen, Myrlene and Myrline. Other suggested similar names are Arlyn, Beryn, Bevlyn, Carlyn, Cherlyn, Darlyn, Delyn, Derhyn, Deryn, Ferryn, Geralyn, Jeralyn, Jerelyn, Jerilyn, Jeslyn, Karlyn, Keelyn, Kellyn, Kerilyn, Kerryn, Keryn, Madlyn, Maralin, Maralyn, Maralynn (see Marilyn), Marelyn, Marilin, Marillyn, Marilyn, Marilynn, Marlana, Marlayna, Marlena, Marleni, Marlina, Marlys, Marrilyn, Marylin, Marylyn, Marylynn, Maryn, Melly, Melya, Mercy, Merl, Merle, Merlina, Merry, Merryn, Morwyn, Perryn, Teralyn, Teryn, Verly and Verlye (see Beverly). These names tend to be less commonly used than Merlyn.

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