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Gender: F Origin of Marilla: Latin, 'shining sea'

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Marilla is a real fitting in-standing out name, delicate and sweet, which began life as a short form of the flower name Amaryllis. Marilla Cuthbert was a character in L. M. Montgomery's Anne of Green Gables.

Not heard much since the 1880s, Marilla could make a distinctive alternative to Marissa.

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Pop Culture References for the Name Marilla

Marilla Cuthbert, character from "Anne of Green Gables"
Marilla Rowens, widow in "Elsie Verner" (1861) by Oliver Wendell Holmes
Maryla (pron. "mah-RIH-lah") = a Polish diminutive of Maria
Marilla Brown-Lauren Bacall's character in the classic comedy "Designing Woman"