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Gender Feminine
Usage English
Pronounced Pron. MAR-ə-lin
, MAR-lin
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Meaning & History

Combination of MARY and lyn. It has been used since the start of the 20th century. A famous bearer was the American actress Marilyn Monroe (1926-1962).

Related Names

DiminutivesMae, Mamie, Mariel, Marinda, May, Mayme, Molly
Other Languages & CulturesMarietjie(Afrikaans) Mariam, Maryam(Arabic) Meriem(Arabic (Maghrebi)) Mariam(Armenian) Maryam(Bashkir) Maria, Miren, Maia(Basque) Mariya, Maryia(Belarusian) Mary, Miriam(Biblical) Maria, Mariam(Biblical Greek) Miriam(Biblical Hebrew) Maria(Biblical Latin) Merjem(Bosnian) Mari(Breton) Maria, Mariya(Bulgarian) Maria, Mariona, Ona(Catalan) Maria(Corsican) Marija, Marijeta(Croatian) Marie, Miriam, Maja, Marika(Czech) Mari, Maria, Marie, Miriam, Maiken, Maja, Majken, Mariann, Marianne, Mia, Mie(Danish) Mariyam(Dhivehi) Maria, Marie, Marjo, Mirjam, Jet, Jette, Maaike, Manon, Marianne, Marieke, Mariëlle, Mariëtte, Marijke, Marijse, Marike, Mariska, Marita, Marja, Marjan, Meike, Mia, Mieke, Miep, Mies, Ria(Dutch) Maarja, Mari, Mirjam, Maarika, Mare, Marika(Estonian) Maria(Faroese) Maaria, Maria, Marja, Marjaana, Marjo, Mirjam, Mirjami, Maarika, Maija, Mari, Marianne, Marika, Marita, Maritta, Marjatta, Marjukka, Marjut, Miia(Finnish) Marie, Myriam, Manon, Marianne, Marielle, Mariette, Marion, Marise, Maryse(French) Maria, Maike, Mareike(Frisian) María, Maruxa(Galician) Mariam, Mariami, Meri(Georgian) Maria, Marie, Miriam, Mirjam, Maike, Maja, Mareike, Marianne, Mariele, Marietta, Marita, Meike, Mia, Mitzi, Ria(German) Maria, Marietta, Marika(Greek) Maryamu(Hausa) Malia, Mele(Hawaiian) Miriam(Hebrew) Mariamne(History) Mária, Mara, Mari, Marica, Marietta, Marika, Mariska(Hungarian) María, Mæja(Icelandic) Máire, Maura, Moira, Mairenn, Máirín, Mallaidh, Maureen, Moyra(Irish) Maria, Miriam, Mariella, Marietta, Mimi, Miriana(Italian) Mariyam(Kazakh) Maija, Marija, Māra, Mārīte(Latvian) Marija(Lithuanian) Marija(Macedonian) Moirrey, Voirrey(Manx) Mere(Maori) Malle, Molle(Medieval English) Mari, Maria, Marie, Miriam, Maiken, Maja, Mariann, Marianne, Mia, Mie(Norwegian) Maria(Occitan) Maryam(Persian) Maria, Miriam(Polish) Maria, Miriam, Mariazinha(Portuguese) Maria, Maricica(Romanian) Maria, Mariya, Marya(Russian) Márjá(Sami) Maria(Sardinian) Màiri, Maura, Moira(Scottish) Marija(Serbian) Mária, Miriam, Miriama(Slovak) Marija, Mirjam(Slovene) Marja(Sorbian) María, Miriam, Marita(Spanish) Maritza(Spanish (Latin American)) Mari, Maria, Marie, Miriam, Maja, Majken, Mariann, Marianne, Mia, My(Swedish) Maryam(Tatar) Meryem(Turkish) Maria, Mariya(Ukrainian) Mariyam, Maryam(Urdu) Meryem(Uyghur) Mair, Mari(Welsh)

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