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Marlin meaning and name origin
Marlin \m(a)-rlin, mar-lin\ as a boy's name (also used as girl's name Marlin), is a variant of Marland (Old English), Marlon (English) and Merlin (Welsh), and the meaning of Marlin is "land near the lake; sea fortress".
The baby name Marlin sounds like Marlinn, Marlen and Marlan. Other similar baby names are Carlin, Garlin, Harlin, Karlin, Malin, Mallin, Martin, Marvin, Marwin and Maslin.
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Popularity of Marlin
Marlin is a somewhat popular first name for men (#609 out of 1220) and an even more popular surname or last name for all people (#5577 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)
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