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

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.

Famous People Named Marilla

Marilla Marks Young Ricker, American suffragist

Pop Culture References for the name Marilla

Marilla Cuthbert, character in the Anne of Green Gables series
Marilla Rowens, widow in "Elsie Verner" (1861) by Oliver Wendell Holmes
Marilla Brown, character on TV's "Designing Women"