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Ranked #180


Gender: Girl. Popularity for the Last 10 Years: 10 (Ranked #944).

What does the name "Marilyn" mean?

Marilyn (American): Combination of Mary and Lynn

The name "Marilyn" is of American origin and it means "Combination of Mary and Lynn". It's a name commonly given to girls. There is 1 other name that is similar to this one.

M is for mirth, your laughter.

A is for affirm, the certainty of knowledge.

R is for romp, you know how to have fun!

I is for inspire, others seek your guidance.

L is for lucky, who is more?

Y is for yearn, your innermost desires.

N is for nice, need I say more?

Your name in reverse order is "Nyliram". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Nylmari". How do you pronounce that?

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

How popular is the name "Marilyn" in the U.S.?


Want to know about the populiarty of Marilyn? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 369,380 babies born with the name Marilyn in the United States. That's more than enough Marilyns to occupy the country of Bahamas with an estimated population of 353,658 (as of May 3, 2010). The name first appeared in the year 1899 when it was given to 5 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Marilyn" was in 1947 with a total of 11,878 babies. (That's a lot of baby Marilyns)

According to the 1932 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Marilyn" ranks #5 in popularity as a baby girl's name in Indiana. Imagine that, 528 babies in Indiana have the same name as you in 1932. Across the entire United States a total of 10,605 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

Where is the name Marilyn popular?

The map shows the relative popularity of the name Marilyn in each of the states since 1950. Can you guess a name that was popular in the region near the Rockies? Search for the name to check your answer!

Celebrities named Marilyn

Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn Monroe is an actress, model, singer, and film producer with the most prominent portion of their career being from 1945 to 1962. Marilyn was born in 1926 as Norma Jeane Mortenson in Los Angeles, California, U.S.


Marilyn Manson

Marilyn Manson is a singer-songwriter, musician, poet, actor, and painter with the most prominent portion of their career being from 1989 to present. Marilyn was born in 1969 as Brian Hugh Warner in Canton, Ohio, U.S.


Kim Novak

Kim Novak is an actress and artist with the most prominent portion of their career being from 1 to present. Kim was born in 1933 as Marilyn Pauline Novak in Chicago, Illinois, USA.


Marilyn McCoo

Marilyn McCoo is a singer, actress, and presenter with the most prominent portion of their career being from 1966 to present. Marilyn was born in 1943.


Marilyn Maxwell

Marilyn was born in 1921 as Marvel Marilyn Maxwell in Clarinda, Iowa, U.S.


Mara Corday

Mara Corday is a playboy playmate . Mara was born in 1930 as Marilyn Joan Watts in Santa Monica, California, U.S.


Past life for Marilyn born Jun 11, 1988

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Germany approximately on 550. Your profession was monk, bee-keeper, and lone gunman.

As an inquisitive and inventive person, you liked to get to the very bottom of things and to rummage in books. Talent for drama, natural born actor. The world is full of ill and lonely people. You should help those, who are less fortunate than you are.

Here's something for you to ponder on...

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