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Marilyn Meaning


What does Marilyn mean?

The name Marilyn is of Hebrew origin.

The meaning of Marilyn is "bitter".

Marilyn is generally used as a girl's name.

It consists of 7 letters and 3 syllables and is pronounced Ma-ri-lyn.

The Given Name Marilyn

The water name Marilyn, has a wonderfully bold quality.

A name fit for a child full of sparkle and spirit, a little pioneer.

Marilyn remains a favorite due to its elegant and sophisticated nature.

Marilyn falls into the water name category.

Some famous bearers of this name include: Marilyn Monroe.

Marilyn Popularity

In the U.S. in 2018, it ranked 610 in baby name popularity for girls with 494 occurrences. Less than 5 boys were given the name.

In contrast, the year before it ranked 530 in baby name popularity for girls with 582 occurrences. Less than 5 boys were given the name.

The trend's your friend. See how Marilyn has changed in popularity since 1880 by visiting the Marilyn Name Popularity Page.

Marilyn Related Names

Variants of the name Marilyn include Marilynn, Marylyn, Merilyn, Merrilyn.

Marilyn has the diminutive (nickname) Marlyn.

Famous Marilyns

  • Marilyn ~ 1 hurricane
  • Marilyn Monroe ~ Actress

Marilyn Numerology

What will your new littleMarilyn be like?

It may all be in the numbers.

The numbers that make up your child's name.

Numerology may give you some insight.

Children named Marilyn are often admirable and foolhardy but most of all they are read more >>

Marilyn Name Fun

Would you like to fingerspell the name Marilyn in American Sign Language?

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Marilyn.

Just for fun, see the name Marilyn in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the Marilyn in Nautical Flags page.