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What does Merlen mean?

Merlen Pronunciation of Merlen [merlen] as a boys' name is a Welsh name, and the meaning of the name Merlen is "sea fortress". Merlen is a variant form of Merlin (Welsh).

Associated with: sea.


Merlen has 5 variants: Marlin, Marlon, Merlinn, Merlyn and Merlynn.

1 more different relation via Merlin: Merle.

Creative forms:
(male) Merlan, Morlen, ..

(female) Meren, ..

Middle name pairings:
Merlen Alexandre (M.A.), ..

How popular is Merlen?

Merlen is an uncommon given name for males. Merlen is also a rare surname for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Marlon (#817 in 2015), Marlin (#1852), Merlyn, Merle and Merlin are the prominent varying forms of Merlen (outside Top 2000) rated in the Top 2000. These forms of Merlen were favored as birth names in the 1920s (average #676) and are now significantly less widespread, with forms such as Merlin becoming somewhat outmoded. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Marlin, Marlon, Merle, Merlin, Merlyn in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Merlen is alike in pronunciation to Marlan, Marlen, Marlinn and Marlonn. Other suggested similar names are Arlen, Arrlen, Bergen, Berle, Berlin, Berlyn, Derren, Devlen, Garlen, Harlen, Jeren, Jeroen, Jerren, Kellen, Mallen, Marden, Marland, Marlea, Marley, Marlond, Marten, Marven, Maslen, Melden, Mellan, Mellen, Mellin, Mellon, Merce, Mercer, Merrel, Mersey, Merton, Merven, Mervin, Mervyn, Merwin, Merwyn, Millen, Morgen, Morland, Morlee, Morley, Morten, Morven, Verle, Verlin, Verlon, Verlyn and Vernen. These names tend to be more frequently used than Merlen.

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