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Marlin

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1884 6 0 6
1891 6 0 6
1893 9 0 9
1897 7 0 7
1898 8 0 8
1899 6 0 6
1900 11 0 11
1901 11 0 11
1902 15 0 15
1903 7 0 7
1904 16 0 16
1905 9 0 9
1906 12 0 12
1907 9 0 9
1908 19 0 19
1909 15 0 15
1910 14 0 14
1911 35 0 35
1912 74 0 74
1913 79 0 79
1914 97 0 97
1915 134 6 128
1916 155 0 155
1917 164 0 164
1918 182 0 182
1919 188 5 183
1920 172 0 172
1921 210 0 210
1922 219 0 219
1923 196 0 196
1924 242 5 237
1925 242 0 242
1926 244 8 236
1927 258 7 251
1928 291 11 280
1929 266 0 266
1930 312 0 312
1931 310 9 301
1932 363 12 351
1933 349 10 339
1934 329 5 324
1935 399 14 385
1936 348 11 337
1937 361 16 345
1938 354 12 342
1939 379 10 369
1940 328 13 315
1941 363 18 345
1942 318 17 301
1943 344 12 332
1944 230 11 219
1945 287 7 280
1946 336 11 325
1947 332 16 316
1948 311 14 297
1949 294 11 283
1950 297 8 289
1951 282 15 267
1952 314 8 306
1953 297 5 292
1954 353 13 340
1955 301 10 291
1956 299 11 288
1957 292 15 277
1958 299 13 286
1959 249 9 240
1960 247 14 233
1961 254 10 244
1962 242 19 223
1963 226 14 212
1964 236 9 227
1965 235 15 220
1966 234 13 221
1967 181 7 174
1968 203 22 181
1969 173 12 161
1970 193 11 182
1971 262 13 249
1972 250 12 238
1973 209 10 199
1974 238 12 226
1975 163 7 156
1976 176 10 166
1977 162 7 155
1978 153 12 141
1979 136 9 127
1980 128 8 120
1981 138 17 121
1982 135 15 120
1983 141 17 124
1984 120 12 108
1985 117 11 106
1986 104 18 86
1987 120 20 100
1988 145 20 125
1989 144 28 116
1990 144 27 117
1991 156 42 114
1992 134 26 108
1993 143 24 119
1994 141 29 112
1995 135 21 114
1996 123 23 100
1997 143 27 116
1998 129 32 97
1999 118 23 95
2000 114 27 87
2001 132 36 96
2002 117 37 80
2003 122 29 93
2004 122 38 84
2005 131 31 100
2006 136 40 96
2007 128 34 94
2008 119 41 78
2009 89 23 66
2010 94 26 68
2011 111 31 80
2012 118 32 86
2013 94 24 70
2014 91 11 80
2015 96 17 79

Fun Facts about the name Marlin

  • How many people with the first name Marlin have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 21,903 babies born with the first name Marlin in the United States. That's more than enough people named Marlin to occupy the territory of Caribbean Netherlands (the Netherlands) with an estimated population of 21,133 (as of January 1, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Marlin? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1884 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Marlin first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Marlin is Tuesday, September 22nd, 1874.
  • What year had the most people named Marlin born? The highest recorded use of the first name Marlin was in 1935 with a total of 385 babies.
  • Random Marlin Factoid: According to the 1932 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Marlin ranks 95th in popularity as a baby boy's name in South Dakota. Imagine that, 15 babies in South Dakota have the same name as you in 1932.
  • Weird things about the name Marlin: Your name in reverse order is Nilram. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Lrnami. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Marlin? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 5,602 people with the last name Marlin.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Marlin? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 2 of them will have Marlin as their last name.

Where is the name Marlin popular?

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Popularity of Marlin as a first name

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Popularity of Marlin as a last name

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Common last names for Marlin

  • Smith
  • Miller
  • Johnson
  • Jones
  • Brown
  • Davis
  • Anderson
  • Williams
  • White
  • Thompson
  • Thomas
  • Myers
  • Clark
  • Fisher

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Marlin U.S.
  White 84.27% 64.26%
  African American 8.35% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.59% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.66% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.32% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 4.80% 16.26%

Of Last Name Marlin

People with the last name Marlin are most frequently White

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

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

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Origin and Meaning of Marlin

The name "Marlin" is of American origin, and it means "Combination of Maria and Magdalene". It's a name commonly given to both boys and girls.

Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Mar"lin
The American great marbled godwit (Limosa fedoa). Applied also to the red-breasted godwit (Limosa hæmatica).
Senses
  1. Etymology: from marlin spike, the shape of its bill

    Any of several marine billfishes of the genera Makaira and Tetrapturus, popular as game in sport fishing.
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  1. Large long-jawed oceanic sport fishes; related to sailfishes and spearfishes; not completely cold-blooded i.e. able to warm their brains and eyes

A contraction of marlinspike, named so because of its pointed snout.

  1. Any species of game fish belonging to either of the genera Tetrapturus or Makaira. Every such species has a pointed, spear-like projection of the upper jaw.

Notable Persons With the Name Marlin

Jim Davis

Jim Davis was an actor. He was most prominent from 1942 to 1981. Jim was given the name Marlin Davis on August 26th, 1909 in Missouri, U.S. He died on April 26th, 1981.

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Marlin Perkins

Marlin Perkins was a zoology, celebrity, zoologist, and television personality. Marlin was given the name Richard Marlin Perkins on March 28th, 1905 in Carthage, Missouri. He died on June 14th, 1986.

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Marlin Stutzman

Marlin Stutzman is an important individual. Marlin was given the name Marlin Andrew Stutzman on August 31st, 1976 in Sturgis, Michigan.

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Marlin Briscoe

Marlin Briscoe is a football player. Marlin was born on September 10th, 1945 in Oakland, California.

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Marlin Jackson

Marlin Jackson is a football player. His career lasted from 2005 to 2010. Marlin was born on June 30th, 1983 in Sharon, Pennsylvania.

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Marlin Gray

Marlin Gray is a criminal.

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  • Marlin Schmidt
    (hydrogeology)
  • Marlin Edgar Olmsted
    (leading somebody)
  • Marlin Stuart
    (baseball player)
  • Marlin Darrah
    (notable human)

Notable Persons With the Last Name Marlin

Lene Marlin

Lene Marlin is a pop music and acoustic music singing, songwriter, and performing arts. She plays Piano, Guitar, and Vocals. She has had major accomplishments since 1998. Lene was given the name Lene Marlin Pedersen on August 17th, 1980 in Tromsø.

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Sterling Marlin

Sterling Marlin is a nascar driver.

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Eddie Marlin

Eddie Marlin is an influential person. Eddie was born on August 13th, 1930 in Hendersonville, Tennessee.

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William Marlin

William Marlin is a 3rd Prime Minister of Sint Maarten. William was born on October 21st, 1950 in Sint Maarten.

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Coo Coo Marlin

Coo Coo Marlin is a nascar driver.

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Steadman Marlin

Steadman Marlin is a nascar driver.

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What does the name Marlin mean?

Mis for mild, your mild and gentle way.

Ais for approachable, constantly meeting new people

Ris for radiant, it's your personality!

Lis for look, the way you look at life.

Iis for inspire, others seek your guidance.

Nis for nifty, how neat!

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