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What does Marlin mean?

Marlin Pronunciation of Marlin as a girls' name (also used more commonly as boys' name Marlin) is of Latin and Spanish origin, and the meaning of Marlin is "star of the sea; pretty". Blend of Mary and Lynn. Also form of Marlene.


ASSOCIATED WITH star, sea, pretty (beautiful), blend


VARIANTS Marlen, Marlenn, Marrlen, Marlinn, Marlyn, Marrlin

RELATED FORMS VIA LYNN, MARY Mair, Mal, Malia, Mallie, Mamie, Manon, Mara, Mare, Maree, Marella, Marelle, Maren, Maria, Mariam, Marian, Mariana, Mariann, Marice, Marie, Mariel, Marilee, Marilin, Marilla, Marilyn, Marin, Marion, Marita, Marja, Marjan, Marje, Marla, Marlo, Marya, Maryann, Maryjo, Marylee, Marylin, Marylou, Marylu, Marysa, Maryse, Marysia, Maureen, Maurine, Maymie, Mayria, Mollie



Marlin Gitty (M.G.), ..

How popular is Marlin?

Marlin is a somewhat popular first name for women (#3788 out of 4276, Top 89%) and an even more popular last name for both adults and children (#5858 out of 150436, Top 4%). (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Which version is better?

Lynn, Malia (#254 THE PREVIOUS YEAR), Mallie, Mamie, Mara (#681), Maree, Maren (#607), Maria (#116), Mariam (#548), Marian (#1210), Mariana (#286), Mariann, Marie (#576), Mariel, Marilee, Marilla, Marilyn (#610), Marin (#1382), Marion (#1605), Marita, Marla, Marlen, Marlene (#1383), Marlo (#1980), Marlyn, Mary (#126), Maryann (#1934), Maryjo, Marylee, Marylin, Marylou, Maureen, Maurine, Maymie and Mollie (#1125) are the popular alternative forms of Marlin (OUTSIDE TOP 2000) listed in the Top 2000. These relations of Marlin reached the top of their popularity 8 decades ago (AVERAGE #961) and are now significantly less common (#1497, 91%), with forms like Mallie becoming less in vogue. Malia, Mara, Maren and Mariam are four of the more contemporarily stylish baby names among these. (2018 BIRTH STATISTICS)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Lynn, Malia, Mallie, Mamie, Mara in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Maree, Maren, Maria, Mariam, Marian in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Mariana, Mariann, Marie, Mariel, Marilee in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Marilla, Marilyn, Marin, Marion, Marita in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Marla, Marlen, Marlene, Marlo, Marlyn in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Mary, Maryann, Maryjo, Marylee, Marylin in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Marylou, Maureen, Maurine, Maymie, Mollie in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Maria, Mariam, Mary, Mollie outside U.S.

Similar Names

Marlin is alike in pronunciation to Marlane, Marlayne, Marleen, Marleene, Marlenne, Marline, Marlon, Marlyne, Marlynn, Marlynne, Merline, Merlyn, Myrleen, Myrlene and Myrline. Other suggested similar-sounding names are Cailin, Calin, Caralin, Carin, Carlen, Carlina, Carlis, Carmin, Carolin, Carrin, Darlina, Darlyn, Darylin, Eaglin, Farin, Harli, Jaclin, Jalin, Kailin, Karlein (see Caroline), Karlie, Karlin, Karline, Katlin, Kaylin, Madlin, Magli, Mairin, Mali, Malina, Maralina, Maralyn, Marci, Marcina, Mareina, Margie, Margit, Marilis, Marina, Marjie, Marjon, Markie, Marlaina, Marlea, Marleni, Marlina, Marlisa, Marlow, Marlys, Marnia, Marnie, Marnina, Marrilyn, Marrin, Marti, Martia, Martina, Martine, Marvina and Taylin. These names tend to be less frequently used than Marlin.

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