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
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