The name Marilyn is a girl's name of English origin. Marilyn is ranked #610 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Girl Names Ending in Lyn and discussed in our forums with posts like "Middle name for a First name!".
From the experts:
For a name that was in the Top 20 for a whole decade--the 1930's--Marilyn has attained the status of almost a one-person name. Just say the name Marilyn, and most people will know who you mean. Yet strangely enough, though Marilyn Monroe (born Norma Jean and renamed in tribute to earlier star Marilyn Miller) was the sex symbol of her generation, very little stardust adhered to her name. In fact, when Mariah Carey wished to honor the star in her daughter's name, she chose to call her Monroe rather than Marilyn.
There have, however, been a number of other notable Marilyns, including opera singer Horne, novelist French and lyricist Bergman--not to mention male musician Marilyn Manson (nee Brian). Actress Kim Novak was born Marilyn.
Lists containing Marilyn
Marilyn in Blog Posts
Marilyn in the Forums
16 names similar to Marilyn
These 16 names were selected by our users that were looking for other names like Marilyn. If you didn't find an alternative name that you like better than Marilyn, try our name generator. It allows you to go beyond the similarities of a name, which can provide a lot of inspiration!