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370k
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<100
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in 2010

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

Fun Facts about the name Marilyn

  • How many people with the first name Marilyn have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 370,140 babies born with the first name Marilyn in the United States. That's more than enough people named Marilyn to occupy the country of Bahamas with an estimated population of 353,658 (as of May 3, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Marilyn? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1899 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Marilyn first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Marilyn is Sunday, July 27th, 1862.
  • What year had the most people named Marilyn born? The highest recorded use of the first name Marilyn was in 1947 with a total of 11,879 babies. That's a lot of babies named Marilyn!
  • Random Marilyn Factoid: According to the 1954 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Marilyn ranks 47th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Nevada. Imagine that, 11 babies in Nevada have the same name as you in 1954.
  • Weird things about the name Marilyn: Your name in reverse order is Nyliram. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Mrniayl. How do you pronounce that?
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Popularity of Marilyn as a first name

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Common last names for Marilyn

  • Smith
  • Johnson
  • Miller
  • Brown
  • Williams
  • Davis
  • Jones
  • Anderson
  • Wilson
  • Martin
  • Moore
  • White
  • Taylor
  • Thompson
  • Clark
  • Thomas
  • Harris
  • Peterson
  • Baker
  • Robinson

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.

American

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.

A twentieth century blend of Mary and Lynn.

  1. A female given name.

Named after Marilyn Monroe, as a pun on Munro (“any Scottish mountain taller than 3,000 feet”).

  1. (Britain) A mountain or hill with a relative height of at least 150 metres

    Notable Persons With the Name Marilyn

    Marilyn Monroe

    Marilyn Monroe was an actress, model, and singer. She was most active from 1945 to present. Marilyn was given the name Norma Jeane Mortenson on June 1st, 1926 in Los Angeles, California, U.S. Marilyn is also known as Norma Jeane Baker. She breathed her last breath on August 5th, 1962.

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    Marilyn Manson

    Marilyn Manson is an industrial rock, industrial metal, hard rock, alternative metal, and shock rock musician. His ongoing career started in 1989. Marilyn was given the name Brian Hugh Warner on January 5th, 1969 in Canton, Ohio, U.S.

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    Kim Novak

    Kim Novak is an actress and artist. She was most active from 1954 to 1991. Kim was given the name Marilyn Pauline Novak on February 13th, 1933 in Chicago, Illinois, USA.

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    Marilyn vos Savant

    Marilyn vos Savant is an author. Marilyn was given the name Marilyn Mach on August 11th, 1946 in St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.

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    Marilyn

    Marilyn is a new wave, pop, dance, and new wave music musician. He was most prominent from 1983 to present. Marilyn was given the name Peter Antony Robinson on November 3rd, 1962 in Kingston, Jamaica.

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    Marilyn Milian

    Marilyn Milian is a judge, legal education, celebrity, law professor, and television personality. Marilyn was born on May 1st, 1961 in Astoria, New York, U.S.

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    • Rhonda Fleming
      (famed human)
    • Marilyn McCoo
      (singing)
    • Marilyn Maxwell
      (famous human)
    • Mandy Rice-Davies
      (famous individual)
    • Marilyn Burns
      (actress)
    • Marilyn Quayle
      (Second Lady of the United States)
    • Marilyn Miller
      (actress)
    • Jeannie Seely
      (singing)
    • Marilyn Ferguson
      (writer)
    • Marilyn Waring
      (Chair of the Public Expenditure Committee)
    • Marilyn Hickey
      (cleric)
    • Marilyn Tavenner
      (Administrator of the Centers for Medicare)
    • Marilyn Van Derbur
      (influential human)
    • Marilyn Hall Patel
      (Senior Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California)

    Notable Persons With the Last Name Marilyn

    Marilyn

    Marilyn is a new wave, pop, dance, and new wave music musician. He was most prominent from 1983 to present. Marilyn was given the name Peter Antony Robinson on November 3rd, 1962 in Kingston, Jamaica.

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    What does the name Marilyn mean?

    Mis for mirth, your laughter.

    Ais for action, something to take now

    Ris for refreshing, the sparkling you.

    Iis for ideals, no higher!

    Lis for little, the little things you do.

    Yis for yearn, your innermost desires.

    Nis for nurturing, the care you provide to all

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