What does Merlyn mean?
Associated with: sea.
1 more alternative form via Merlin: Merle▼.Creative forms:
(male) Murlyn, ..
(female) Merlio, .. Middle name pairings:
Merlyn Nehemias (M.N.), ..
How popular is Merlyn?
Merlyn is an uncommonly occurring first name for males. Merlyn is an equally unusual last name for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)
Merlyn entered the list in 1910-1919 and reached its top rank of #557 in the U.S. during the years 1930-1939, but is not ranked currently. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its source form and related boy names. Popular related forms of Merlyn are Marlin (#1852 last year), Marlon (#817), Merle and Merlin. These relations of Merlyn were at the top of their popularity 95 years ago (usage of 0.13%) and are now significantly less conventional (usage 0.02%, ▼85.9%), with versions like Merle becoming less fashionable.
Merlyn▼ is pronounced similarly to Marlan, Marlen, Marlinn and Marlonn. Other suggested similar names are Aeryn, Arlyn, Berlin, Berlyn, Berwyn, Derwyn, Devlyn, Garlyn, Harlyn, Heilyn, Jermyn, Kervyn, Kerwyn, Mardyn (see Marden), Marland, Marlond, Marly, Martyn, Marvyn, Medwyn, Meilyr, Mellan, Mellen, Mellin, Mellon, Melvyn▼, Melwyn, Merton▼, Merven, Mervin▼, Mervyn, Mervynn (see Mervin), Merwin, Merwyn, Meryl, Morfyn, Morland, Morly, Morvyn, Murvyn, Perkyn, Sterlyn, Terryn, Teryn, Verlin, Verlon and Verlyn. These names tend to be more commonly used than Merlyn.See names in meaning and etymology.