Marilyn

Marilyn - A very unique female name



  Jun 24,2017      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Marilyn appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #1022. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Marilyn and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Marilyn? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Marilyn. The baby girl name Marilyn was given to 712 baby girls in 2012, ranking #416 on the national girl baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 1,985 baby girls were given this name - making this a very unique female name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Marilyn peaked in popularity 81 years ago in 1936 on position 13.



Famous with this name

Marilyn Monroe
Marilyn Goldin
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Marilyn is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Marilyn is currently topping the baby name charts in California at position #184 - and is the least popular in Missouri at position #1,047.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Marilyn is where you live.


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Marilyn origin and meaning

Marilyn is a 7 letter name with 3 syllables. We couldn't find any information about what this name means. To see famous people named Marilyn, pop culture references for the name Marilyn and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Marilyn

We've found the following names that sound similar to Marilyn, sorted by popularity.

Marlene / Maryellen / Marilynn / Marlena / Marlen / Marlyn / Marleen / Marylin / Marylyn / Mariaelena /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
2012416
2011543
2010563
2009591
2008568
2007523
2006510
2005566
2004573
2003556
2002559
2001501
2000519
1999523
1998511
1997455
1996415
1995448
1994465
1993428
1992387
1991440
1990443
1989406
1988425
1987418
1986456
1985418
1984429
1983370
1982399
1981398
1980402
1979388
1978341
1977364
1976339
1975339
1974316
1973302
1972293
1971241
1970249
1969218
1968197
1967167
1966171
1965151
1964146
1963125
1962127
1961122
1960118
1959109
195896
195782
195670
195549
195435
195336
195238
195141
195037
194933
194833
194729
194629
194527
194427
194327
194227
194130
194025
193919
193819
193713
193613
193514
193417
193316
193216
193119
193022
192933
192838
192746
192665
192583
1924101
1923118
1922145
1921254
1920291
1919323
1918434
1917535
1916613
1915658
1914711
1913687
1912610
1911767
19101022

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
California184
Montana192
Texas271
Maryland341
Kansas377
Wisconsin388
Arizona399
North Carolina425
Arkansas436
Virginia439
New Mexico439
New Jersey448
Nevada448
Mississippi452
Ohio470
Minnesota523
Illinois523
Massachusetts541
Iowa559
Colorado565
Washington571
Alabama584
Georgia606
New York616
Pennsylvania616
Florida669
Kentucky684
Tennessee701
South Carolina722
Michigan764
Louisiana826
Indiana851
Missouri1047

Even more about Marilyn


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Marilyn a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique female name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Marilyn?

3 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
1936
Peak year
Female


Popularity Score™

Name Marilyn
Gender Female
Popularity 1 in 1,985
Letter count 7
Syllable count 3
Year first discovered 1910
2012 births +712

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