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Merlyn (boy)

What does Merlyn mean?

Merlyn Pronunciation of Merlyn as a boys' name (also used as girls' name Merlyn) has its root in Welsh, and Merlyn means "sea fortress". Merlyn is a variant form of Merlin (Welsh).

ASSOCIATED WITH Me-, -lyn, sea


VARIANTS Merlynn, Merlinn, Merlen, Marlon, Marlin




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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)

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?

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.

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

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

Similar Names

Merlyn is pronounced similarly to Marlan, Marlen, Marlinn and Marlonn. Other suggested similar-sounding 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.

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