US Popularity:1443
Other Origin(s):Welsh, Hebrew
Meaning:Star of the sea; Bitterness; Rebellious; Beloved; Wished-for child; Lake
The baby girl name Marilyn is of British, Welsh, and Hebrew origin and is a celebrated name and a beautiful combination of Mary and Lynn. Lynn has Welsh roots, meaning "lake," while Mary has a variety of meanings, including "star of the sea," "bitterness," "rebellious," "beloved," and "wished-for child." You’ll likely recognize this name for the showstopping actress, singer, and model Marilyn Monroe. Though Marilyn—aka, Norma Jean Mortenson—was a Hollywood celebrity in the 1950s, many still admire her and her name due to her timeless beauty, classic films, and passionate performances. With an iconic name like Marilyn, baby will always be the star of the show.

Famous People Named Marilyn

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  • Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Marilyn is currently #1435 on The Bump
Girl:Marilyn is currently #1038 on The Bump Girl Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Marilyn is currently #1443 in U.S. births
Girl:Marilyn is currently #742 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2023
- 41
from 2022
In comparison to the previous year's data
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