Marilyn Name Meaning & Origin
Origin of the name Marilyn:
Modern compound name composed of the names Mary and Lynn (lake).
From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.
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I think Marilyn is a beautiful name. I know it's out of fashion at this time, but I hope it comes back. It is too pretty to lay to rest.
I agree. I love this name.
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My cousin is named Marilyn after our dead grnadmother. People are always surprised that she is only eleven and has such an old name. We call her Malaryn or Mal for short. She has an older sister named Hayley Lynn. And a younger sister named Danya and a younger brother named Jimmy (James).
I know a Marilyn. She goes by Maz.
- Nicknames for Marilyn: | Edit
Lynne, Mimi, Mar, Mari, Malaryn, Mal, Mal-Mal, Mally, Maz, Mazza, Meryl
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Marilyn Monroe (born Norma Jean Mortenson), American actress
Marilyn (born Peter Robinson), English pop singer
Marilyn Miller, Broadway actress
Marilyn Manson, metal/industrial rock band singer.
Marilyn Horne, opera singer
Marilyn Bergman, lyricist and composer
Marilyn McCoo, singer
Marilyn Hacker, poet
Marilyn French, author
Marilyn vos Savant, columnist and author
Marilynne Robinson, Pulitzer Prize winning author
- Marilyn in song, story & screen: | Edit
Marilyn was the only "normal" (non-monster) character on the 1960s television series "The Munsters".
Marilyn Whirlwind, Tlingit receptionist of Joel Fleischman in the 1990s TV series "Northern Exposure".
"Marilyn", opera by Lorenzo Ferrero
Marilyn's Mansion by Lower Than Atlantis