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This is Nemo's dad's name in 'Finding Nemo,' only his name is taken from the fish.
-- waseom  10/25/2005
A marlin is a type of game fish with a spear-bill and rigid dorsal fin. See a picture at:
-- leananshae  12/25/2007
"Marlin", the proper name and the fish, both find their roots in "Marlin", a shortened form of "marlinspike" which is a pointed iron tool used by sailors to separate strands of rope. Marlin is definitely NOT a variant of Marlon (Marlon finds its origins in the Old French word "merlin" meaning, "little hawk", or is possibly a variant of Merlin or Marcellus.)
-- leananshae  12/25/2007
There is a baseball team in Florida called the Marlins.
-- number1212  12/4/2008
This is a variant of Marlon.
-- FlakyMatt  11/21/2011
The name Marlin was given to 85 baby boys born in the US in 2012.
-- Oohvintage  7/20/2013
It could also be given in reference to the species of fish, marlins.
-- Kidwins9  10/4/2015

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