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What does Merlynn mean?

Merlynn Pronunciation of Merlynn [mer-lynn] as a boys' name is of Welsh derivation, and Merlynn means "sea fortress". Merlynn is an alternate form of Merlin (Welsh).

Associated with: sea.


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

1 more alternative form via Merlin: Merle.

Creative forms:
(male) Mellynn, Melynn, ..

(female) Merly, ..

Middle name pairings:
Merlynn Trey (M.T.), ..

How popular is Merlynn?

Merlynn is an unusual first name for men. Merlynn is an equally uncommon last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Marlon (#817 last year), Marlin (#1852), Merlyn, Merle and Merlin are the popular varying forms of Merlynn (outside Top 2000). Usage of these relations of Merlynn reached its highest during the years 1920-1929 (usage of 0.1%) and has become much reduced since. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

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

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

Similar Names

Merlynn is alike in pronunciation to Marlan, Marlen, Marlinn and Marlonn. Other suggested similar names are Arlenn, Ashlynn, Berlyn, Berwynn (see Berwyn), Corwynn, Delwynn, Derwynn, Devynn, Emlynn, Erwynn, Flynn, Garwynn (see Garvin), Glynn, Harlenn, Harlynn, Hedwynn (see Heddwyn), Hermann, Kerwinn, Malvynn (see Melvin), Mardyn (see Marden), Marland, Marlond, Marly, Marmyon (see Marmion), Martenn, Martyn, Marvyn, Marwynn, Medwinn, Medwyn, Meilyr, Meldan, Melden, Meldon, Mellan, Mellen, Mellin, Mellon, Melvin, Melvon, Melvyn, Melwin, Melwyn, Melwynn, Merton, Merven, Mervin, Mervyn, Mervynn (see Mervin), Merwin, Merwinn (see Mervin), Merwyn, Meryl, Morfinn (see Morven), Morfyn, Morland, Morly, Morvyn, Murvyn, Murvynn, Norwynn, Orwynn, Selwynn and Verlyn. These names tend to be more frequently used than Merlynn.

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