The meaning, origin, popularity, similar names, and other details about the girl name Marilyn

Meanings & Origins of Marilyn

What does Marilyn mean? What is the origin?

Origin English
Meaning Marilyn \m(a)-ril-yn, mar(i)-lyn\ as a girl's name is pronounced MARE-a-lin. It is of English origin. Modern blend of Mary (Latin) "star of the sea" and the -lyn ending (see Lynn). Actresses Marilyn Miller, Marilyn Monroe; author Marilyn French; opera celebrity Marilyn Horne.

Marilyn has 16 variant forms: Maralin, Maralyn, Maralynn, Marelyn, Marilee, Marilin, Marillyn, Marilynn, Marilynne, Marlyn, Marralynn, Marrilin, Marrilyn, Marylin, Marylyn and Marylynn.

For more information, see also related names Cheryl, Geri, Jeralyn, Mimi and Sherilyn.

Baby names that sound like Marilyn are Marlyne, Marlen, Marilene, Marilena, Marlynn, Marlin, Marrlin, Marrlen, Marlon and Merlyn.

Origin French
Meaning Little Mary
Origin English
Meaning Waterfall
Origin Hebrew
Meaning Bitter

More Details About Marilyn

How popular is Marilyn? Any other details?

How to pronounce, Marilyn? \m(a)-ril-yn, mar(i)-lyn\
Popularity of Marilyn There were 494 US births last year.
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Marilyn is a girl name.
Marilyn starts with M
Marilyn is 7 letters long

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