Infographic of Marilyn name meaning, which is “Tempestuous Mary,” from Mary and the Anglo-Saxon hlynn, a torrent.
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Marilyn Name Popularity

How popular is the name Marilyn? Here’s everything we know.

Year Rank # Births % Births
1910 923 5 0.0014%
1911 732 10 0.0027%
1912 603 32 0.0063%
1913 681 27 0.0048%
1914 702 33 0.0047%
1915 651 63 0.0069%
1916 605 83 0.0086%
1917 531 115 0.0115%
1918 433 192 0.0179%
1919 321 353 0.0337%
1920 290 475 0.0427%
1921 254 649 0.0567%
1922 145 1,686 0.1513%
1923 118 2,268 0.2025%
1924 101 2,840 0.2446%
1925 83 3,410 0.3017%
1926 65 4,358 0.3962%
1927 46 5,549 0.5013%
1928 38 6,053 0.5657%
1929 33 6,723 0.6491%
1930 22 9,284 0.8888%
1931 19 9,660 0.9787%
1932 16 10,565 1.0694%
1933 16 9,123 0.9792%
1934 17 9,375 0.9698%
1935 14 10,410 1.0712%
1936 13 11,061 1.1483%
1937 13 9,732 0.9876%
1938 19 9,742 0.9516%
1939 19 9,536 0.9375%
1940 25 8,696 0.8181%
1941 30 8,550 0.7597%
1942 27 9,902 0.7842%
1943 27 10,145 0.7771%
1944 27 9,737 0.7856%
1945 27 9,534 0.7817%
1946 29 10,711 0.7259%
1947 29 11,880 0.7117%
1948 33 9,935 0.6224%
1949 33 9,867 0.6134%
1950 37 9,286 0.5767%
1951 41 9,150 0.5397%
1952 38 9,804 0.5617%
1953 36 10,736 0.6066%
1954 35 10,812 0.5915%
1955 49 8,409 0.4572%
1956 70 6,926 0.3667%
1957 82 5,733 0.2979%
1958 96 4,945 0.2616%
1959 109 4,340 0.2284%
1960 118 4,066 0.2146%
1961 122 3,791 0.2008%
1962 127 3,600 0.1961%
1963 125 3,305 0.1841%
1964 146 2,772 0.1575%
1965 151 2,480 0.1517%
1966 171 1,962 0.1257%
1967 167 1,945 0.1282%
1968 196 1,554 0.1035%
1969 217 1,367 0.0887%
1970 248 1,228 0.0772%
1971 239 1,191 0.0793%
1972 292 823 0.0604%
1973 301 742 0.0572%
1974 315 683 0.0525%
1975 338 618 0.0481%
1976 338 618 0.048%
1977 363 561 0.0416%
1978 341 602 0.0448%
1979 387 526 0.0373%
1980 402 528 0.0361%
1981 398 536 0.0365%
1982 399 542 0.0363%
1983 371 568 0.0385%
1984 430 453 0.0305%
1985 416 495 0.0326%
1986 456 432 0.0286%
1987 418 492 0.0322%
1988 426 502 0.0322%
1989 405 571 0.0354%
1990 441 525 0.0317%
1991 441 537 0.0329%
1992 386 630 0.0395%
1993 429 545 0.035%
1994 462 504 0.0328%
1995 448 537 0.0356%
1996 415 579 0.0387%
1997 455 520 0.0352%
1998 512 457 0.0305%
1999 523 448 0.0299%
2000 519 472 0.0309%
2001 500 510 0.0338%
2002 556 441 0.0294%
2003 555 462 0.0304%
2004 569 461 0.0302%
2005 562 464 0.0303%
2006 506 560 0.0358%
2007 518 562 0.0356%
2008 558 506 0.0327%
2009 584 469 0.0314%
2010 554 481 0.0334%
2011 535 494 0.0347%
2012 410 718 0.0504%
2013 370 796 0.0559%
2014 396 760 0.0522%
2015 416 714 0.0491%
2016 476 600 0.0416%
2017 510 540 0.0387%
2018 575 457 0.0333%
2019 603 415 0.0307%
2020 636 402 0.0316%

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Names Like Marilyn

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What names are variants of Marilyn?

Mix it up with these names that are a variation of the name Marilyn.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Maralin

English

Maralyn

English

Maralynn

English

Marelyn

English

Marilee

Star of the sea

Welsh

Marilin

Star of the sea

Latin

Marillyn

English

Marilynn

English

Marilynne

English

Marlyn

German

Marralynn

English

Marrilin

English

Marrilyn

English

Marylin

Star of the sea

Latin

Marylyn

English

Marylynn

English


What names sound like Marilyn?

If you like how Marilyn sounds, you might also like these names that sound like Marilyn.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Marilena

Welsh

Marilene

Welsh

Marlen

English

Marlin

Spanish

Marlon
Marlyne

Woman from Magdala

Hebrew

Marlynn

English

Marrlen
Marrlin
Merlyn

Shining sea

English


What names are similar to Marilyn?

Find a name that’s like Marilyn, but just a little bit different.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Cheryl

Cherry fruit; green gemstone

Greek

Geri

English

Jeralyn

American

Mimi

A diminutive form of Miriam and, through the French, of Wilhelmina.

French

Sherilyn

American


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