Marilyn Name Meaning & Origin

Marilyn

Pronunciation: MAR-ə-lin (key)

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.

Related Names:

Marilynn, Marylyn, Marlyn

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Nicknames for Marilyn

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

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Famous real-life people named Marilyn

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

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

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