Marilyn: baby girl name popularity and meaning


This name is combination of Mary, which means “wished for child,” but also “rebellion,” and Lynn, which means “lake.” So that little girl you wished so much for may grow up to be a rebellious teen who gets caught skinny-dipping at midnight.


Mar, Mari, Lyn.

Famous people named Marilyn:

Actresses Marilyn Monroe, Marilyn Border, and Marilyn Miller; novelist Marilyn French; opera singer Marilyn Horne.

Fun fact:

There have been three Miss America titleholders with this name: Marilyn Meseke in 1938, Marilyn Buferd in 1946, and Marilyn McKnight in 1958.

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