English combination of Mary and Lee
"drop of the sea, bitter, or beloved + meadow"

Marilee Origin and Meaning

The name Marilee is a girl's name of American origin meaning "drop of the sea, bitter, or beloved + meadow".

Marilee is one of the cheeriest – if least substantial – combinations of Mary with another name.

The meaning of Mary is uncertain, but theories include "drop of the sea" (from Hebrew roots mar "drop" and yam "sea"); "bitter" (from Hebrew marah "bitterness"); and "beloved" (from the Egyptian root mr).

# 940 in the US

Marilee Rank in US Top 1000

Famous People Named Marilee

  • Marie Louise "Marilee" StepanAmerican Olympic swimmer
  • Marilee JonesAmerican author and college admissions expert