Marilyn - boys name

Marilyn name popularity, meaning and origin

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Marilyn name meaning:

The name Marilyn is of English origin and is derived from the combination of two names, Mary and Lynn. Mary is a Hebrew name meaning "wished-for child" or "rebellion," while Lynn is an English name meaning "lake" or "waterfall." Therefore, the name Marilyn can be interpreted as "wished-for child of the lake" or "rebellious child of the waterfall."

Marilyn is also famously associated with the American actress and model Marilyn Monroe, whose real name was Norma Jeane Mortenson. Monroe's rise to fame in the 1950s made the name Marilyn popular, becoming a symbol of beauty, glamour, and sensuality. As a result, the name Marilyn often carries connotations of elegance, femininity, and allure.

However, it is important to note that the meaning of a name can vary depending on personal and cultural interpretations. Some may choose to attribute different meanings or associations to the name Marilyn based on their own experiences and beliefs.

Origin: Hebrew

Descendant of Mary.

Related names

Marilyn , Cherilyn, Cherilynn, Marli , Marlie , Marlin, Marlo , Marly

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