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Boy Name: Marlin

Name: Marlin
Pronunciation: \m(a)-rlin, mar-lin\
Gender / Sex: boy name boy (Marlin's also a girl name)
Meaning: land near the lake; sea fortress
Origin: Welsh
Sounds Like: Marlinn, Marlen, Marlan
Similar Names: Carlin, Garlin, Harlin, Karlin, Malin, Mallin, Martin, Marvin, Marwin, Maslin
Rank as First Name (Given Name): 609
Rank as Last Name (Surname, Family Name): 5577


Marlin \m(a)-rlin, mar-lin\ as a boy's name (also used as girl's name Marlin), is a variant of Marland (Old English), Marlon (English) and Merlin (Welsh), and the meaning of Marlin is "land near the lake; sea fortress".

The baby name Marlin sounds like Marlinn, Marlen and Marlan. Other similar baby names are Carlin, Garlin, Harlin, Karlin, Malin, Mallin, Martin, Marvin, Marwin and Maslin.

View a list of the 3 names that reference Marlin.


Marlin is a somewhat popular first name for men (#609 out of 1220) and an even more popular surname or last name for both men and women (#5577 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)

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