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Girl Name: Marlyn

Name: Marlyn
Pronunciation: \m(a)-rl-yn, mar-lyn\
Gender / Sex: girl name girl
Origin: German
Sounds Like: Marlyne, Marylyn, Marelyn, Maralyn, Marlynn, Marlon, Merlyn
Similar Names: Carlyn, Karlyn, Darlyn, Madlyn, Maryn, Marlys
Rank as First Name (Given Name): 1360


Marlyn \m(a)-rl-yn, mar-lyn\ as a girl's name is a variant of Marilyn (English), Marlen (English), Marlene (German) and Marlin. See for origin and meaning of Marlyn.

The baby name Marlyn sounds like Marlyne, Marylyn, Marelyn, Maralyn, Marlynn, Marlon and Merlyn. Other similar baby names are Carlyn, Karlyn, Darlyn, Madlyn, Maryn and Marlys.

View a list of the 4 names that reference Marlyn.


Marlyn is a very popular first name for women (#1360 out of 4276) but an uncommon surname or last name for both men and women. (1990 U.S. Census)

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