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What does Marilou mean?

Marilou Pronunciation of Marilou as a girls' name. The name Marilou means "star of the sea". Marilou is an alternate form of Mari (Welsh, Latin): version of Mary.




VARIANTS Marilu, Marilee

OTHER FORMS VIA MARI Maridel, Marilena, Marilene, Marilisa, Marita



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How popular is Marilou?

Marilou is a very prominent first name for females (#2008 out of 4276, Top 47%) but an uncommon surname for all people. (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Marilou was first listed in 1920-1929 and reached its top rank of #887 in the U.S. in the 1930s, but is not listed at the moment. (TOP 2000 NAMES, 2018)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Marilou name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Marilou outside U.S.

Which version is better?

Prominent varying forms of Marilou are Mari (#1861 IN 2018), Marilee and Marita. Other forms, like Marilu, are uncommon. Usage of these forms of Marilou reached its highest 7 decades ago (ADOPTION OF 0.04%) and is now significantly less (ADOPTION 0.01%, 82%), with the form Marilee falling out of fashion.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Marilou, Mari, Marilee, Marita in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Marilou is alike in pronunciation to Marella, Mariela, Mariella, Marilla, Marrilee, Marylea, Marylee, Marylou, Marylu, Mirilla and Myrilla. Other recommended sound-alike names are Madison, Maison, Maralyn, Marcila, Marcile, Marcilee, Marcille, Marcilyn, Marelda, Marell, Marelle, Maria, Mariah, Marial, Mariam, Mariane, Mariann, Marice, Maricel, Maricia, Marie, Mariel, Marielle, Marigold, Marijke, Marika, Mariko, Marilda, Marilin, Marilis, Marilyn, Marilynn, Marin, Marinn, Marinna, Marion, Mariposa, Maris, Marise, Marisha, Mariske, Marissa, Marisse, Marit, Marivel, Mariza, Marjo, Marjon, Marla, Marlea, Marlee, Marley, Marlie, Marlin, Marlo, Marlon, Marlow, Marlowe, Marrilin (see Marilyn), Marrlen, Marrlin, Maryl, Merill and Meriol. These names tend to be less frequently used than Marilou.

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