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Boy Name: Merlyn

Name: Merlyn
Pronunciation: \m(e)-rl-yn, mer-lyn\
Gender / Sex: boy name boy (Merlyn's also a girl name)
Meaning: sea fortress
Origin: Welsh
Sounds Like: Merlynn, Merlen
Similar Names: Berlyn, Merwyn, Mervyn, Verlyn


Merlyn \m(e)-rl-yn, mer-lyn\ as a boy's name (also used as girl's name Merlyn), is a variant of Merlin (Welsh), and the meaning of Merlyn is "sea fortress".

The baby name Merlyn sounds like Merlynn and Merlen. Other similar baby names are Berlyn, Merwyn, Mervyn and Verlyn.


Merlyn is not a popular first name for men and an equally uncommon surname or last name for both men and women. (1990 U.S. Census)

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