US Popularity:3591
Other Origin(s):Hebrew
Meaning:Sea fort, sea rampart; Bitterness; Beloved; Rebelliousness; Wished-for child
Marlin is a gender-neutral name mainly of Welsh and Hebrew origin that is sure to inspire baby to be one with the land and sea. A variant of Myrddin, who was a figure in Welsh mythology, this name translates to “sea fort” or “sea rampart.” If the great outdoors is important to you, naming baby Marlin will make for a unique way to introduce baby to this beautiful part of your life. If you’re a fishing enthusiast, the name Marlin may also remind you of the large, spear-nosed fish that’s known for its fast swimming. Marlin is also linked to the Yiddish name Merle, derived from the Hebrew Miriam, thought to mean “wished for a child,” “bitterness,” “rebelliousness,” and “beloved.” A name like this is sure to help baby stand out and grow into their sea legs.

Marlin Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Marlin is currently #4339 on The Bump
Boy:Marlin is currently #2426 on The Bump Boy Names
Girl:Marlin is currently #2926 on The Bump Girl Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Marlin is currently #3591 in U.S. births
Boy:Marlin is currently #1913 in U.S. births
Girl:Marlin is currently #6556 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2023
+ 2288
from 2022
In comparison to the previous year's data
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