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Marilyn

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1899 5 5 0
1900 12 12 0
1901 6 6 0
1903 11 11 0
1904 6 6 0
1905 10 10 0
1906 24 24 0
1907 17 17 0
1908 25 25 0
1909 21 21 0
1910 18 18 0
1911 31 31 0
1912 56 56 0
1913 58 58 0
1914 75 75 0
1915 110 110 0
1916 146 146 0
1917 164 164 0
1918 245 245 0
1919 404 404 0
1920 522 522 0
1921 696 696 0
1922 1,703 1,698 5
1923 2,287 2,287 0
1924 2,865 2,860 5
1925 3,419 3,419 0 #83 girl name
1926 4,381 4,371 10 #65 girl name
1927 5,576 5,555 21 #46 girl name
1928 6,087 6,067 20 #38 girl name
1929 6,759 6,727 32 #33 girl name
1930 9,314 9,285 29 #22 girl name
1931 9,695 9,664 31 #19 girl name
1932 10,606 10,568 38 #16 girl name
1933 9,149 9,125 24 #16 girl name
1934 9,419 9,381 38 #17 girl name
1935 10,449 10,416 33 #14 girl name
1936 11,104 11,066 38 #13 girl name
1937 9,781 9,736 45 #13 girl name
1938 9,781 9,745 36 #19 girl name
1939 9,571 9,539 32 #19 girl name
1940 8,741 8,700 41 #25 girl name
1941 8,584 8,552 32 #30 girl name
1942 9,937 9,905 32 #27 girl name
1943 10,174 10,144 30 #27 girl name
1944 9,759 9,737 22 #27 girl name
1945 9,551 9,534 17 #27 girl name
1946 10,731 10,710 21 #29 girl name
1947 11,903 11,879 24 #29 girl name
1948 9,952 9,936 16 #33 girl name
1949 9,882 9,868 14 #33 girl name
1950 9,299 9,284 15 #37 girl name
1951 9,167 9,147 20 #41 girl name
1952 9,810 9,799 11 #38 girl name
1953 10,764 10,741 23 #36 girl name
1954 10,828 10,812 16 #35 girl name
1955 8,426 8,407 19 #49 girl name
1956 6,955 6,930 25 #70 girl name
1957 5,747 5,738 9 #82 girl name
1958 4,959 4,944 15 #96 girl name
1959 4,362 4,348 14
1960 4,078 4,069 9
1961 3,810 3,794 16
1962 3,621 3,608 13
1963 3,329 3,317 12
1964 2,800 2,793 7
1965 2,501 2,488 13
1966 2,002 1,996 6
1967 1,972 1,961 11
1968 1,583 1,576 7
1969 1,406 1,397 9
1970 1,261 1,255 6
1971 1,222 1,215 7
1972 870 860 10
1973 784 772 12
1974 730 724 6
1975 658 652 6
1976 648 648 0
1977 610 610 0
1978 640 634 6
1979 567 558 9
1980 580 580 0
1981 579 579 0
1982 583 583 0
1983 612 612 0
1984 516 508 8
1985 527 521 6
1986 493 488 5
1987 532 532 0
1988 551 546 5
1989 636 628 8
1990 582 582 0
1991 584 584 0
1992 680 680 0
1993 604 599 5
1994 552 552 0
1995 579 574 5
1996 612 612 0
1997 572 566 6
1998 517 517 0
1999 480 480 0
2000 520 520 0
2001 552 552 0
2002 506 506 0
2003 514 514 0
2004 496 496 0
2005 511 511 0
2006 597 597 0
2007 598 598 0
2008 543 543 0
2009 519 519 0
2010 534 534 0
2011 532 532 0
2012 742 742 0
2013 835 835 0
2014 794 794 0
2015 745 745 0

Want to know about the popularity of the Marilyn baby name? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 370,140 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 was first given to 5 or more babies 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 11,879 babies. (That's a lot of baby Marilyns)

According to the 1947 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Marilyn" ranks #22 in popularity as a baby girl's name in Indiana. Imagine that, 428 babies in Indiana have the same name as you in 1947. Across the entire United States a total of 11,903 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Marilyn" mean? The list below shows the origins of Marilyn as well as things modernly associated with the name Marilyn such as celebrities named Marilyn.

Origin and Meaning of Marilyn

The name "Marilyn" is of American origin, and it means "Combination of Mary and Lynn". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Marilyn Monroe

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

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Marilyn Manson

Marilyn Manson is a singer-songwriter, musician, poet, and actor specializing in industrial metal, industrial rock, alternative metal, and shock rock music with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1989 to present. Marilyn was born in 1969 as Brian Hugh Warner in Canton, Ohio, U.S.

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Marilyn McCoo

Marilyn McCoo is a singer, actress, and presenter specializing in R&B, adult contemporary, and pop music with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1966 to present. Marilyn was born in 1943.

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Kim Novak

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

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Marilyn Maxwell

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

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Mara Corday

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

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Other Inspirations for the Name Marilyn

Marilyn Manson Tour
Marilyn Milian
Marilyn Mosby
Marilyn Wilson

Alternative Meanings

M is for melody, the song of life.

A is for agreeable, the best side of you!

R is for refreshing, the sparkling you.

I is for ideas, that you bring to life.

L is for lively, your life is full of energy!

Y is for yearn, your innermost desires.

N is for noble, your regal bearing.

Your name in reverse order is "Nyliram". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Lynimar". 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.

Past life for Marilyn born May 30, 1924

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I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Oceania approximately on 700. Your profession was monk, bee-keeper, and lone gunman.

You were always involved with all new things. You have always loved changes, especially in art, music, cooking. Your lesson - to learn discretion and reason and then teach others to do that. Your life will be happier, when you help those who lack reasoning.

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