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Marlin (boy)

What does Marlin mean?

Marlin Pronunciation of Marlin as a boys' name (also used less widely as girls' name Marlin) has its roots in Old English, English and Welsh, and Marlin means "land near the lake; sea fortress". Marlin is a variant form of Marland (Old English). Marlin is also a derivative of Marlon (English): possibly (Old French) "little hawk". Marlin is also used as a variation of Merlin (Welsh).


ASSOCIATED WITH old english, lake (river), sea


VARIANTS Merlynn, Merlyn, Merlinn, Merlen, Marlonn, Marlinn, Marlen, Marlan




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How popular is Marlin?

Marlin is a somewhat prominent first name for men (#609 out of 1220, Top 50%) and an even more prominent last name for all people (#5858 out of 150436, Top 4%). (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Marlin reached its peak position of #294 in the U.S. during 1930-1939, and is presently at #1807. (2018 BIRTH STATISTICS)

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

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

Which version is better?

Marlan, Marland, Marlen, Marlon (#851 IN 2018), Merle, Merlin and Merlyn are the popular related forms of Marlin (#1807) rated in the Top 2000. Adoption of these relations of Marlin reached its peak in the 1920s (AVERAGE #1140) and is now significantly reduced, with versions such as Merlin becoming less fashionable.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Marlin, Marlan, Marland, Marlen, Marlon in U.S.

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

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar-sounding names are Aarin, Arlin, Bartin, Berlin, Cardin, Carlin, Carmin, Darin, Darvin, Darwin, Daylin, Earvin, Farin, Farlie, Garlan, Garlen, Garlin, Garlind, Garlyn, Garrin, Garwin, Gaylin, Hamlin, Harbin, Harkin, Harlan, Harlen, Jaelin, Jarin, Jarrin, Kaelin, Karlan, Karli, Karlin, Katlin, Larin, Larrin, Machin, Malik, Malin, Mallen, Mallik, Malvin, Marden, Mardyn (see Marden), Marino, Mario, Marion, Marlea, Marley, Marlow, Marly, Marmion, Marti, Martijn, Martin, Martino, Marton, Marven, Marvin, Marwin, Maslen, Masling (see Maslin), Maslon, Masslin, Maurin, Murvin, Nalin, Parkin, Paulin, Tallin, Tarin, Tarrin, Warrin and Waylin. These names tend to be less commonly used than Marlin.

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