Marilyn: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Marilyn

Marilyn

Pronunciation: MAR-ə-lin (key)

Origin of the name Marilyn:

Modern compound name composed of the names Mary and Lynn (lake).

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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).

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Lynne, Mimi, Mar, Mari, Malaryn, Mal, Mal-Mal, Mally, Maz, Mazza

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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

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

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