English, combination of Mary and Lou
"drop of the sea, bitter, or beloved + famous battle"

Marylou Origin and Meaning

The name Marylou is a girl's name meaning "drop of the sea, bitter, or beloved + famous battle".
Truncated form of Marylouise.

As two separate words, Mary Lou has popped up a number of times, as the title, for example, of two early feature films. There's also a Nickelodeon actress named Mary Lou Kolbenschlag who goes by just Mary Lou.

The original 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).

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Famous People Named Marylou

  • Mary Lou McDonaldIrish politician
  • Mary Lou RettonAmerican gymnast
  • Marie Louise "Marylou" (Schroeder) WhitneyAmerican socialite
  • Mary Lou Williams (born Mary Elfrieda Scruggs)American jazz pianist
  • Mary Lou JepsenAmerican computer engineer
  • Mary Lou LordAmerican singer,songwriter
  • Mary Lou FinlayCanadian TV presenter
  • Marylou TibaldoBongiorno, American documentary filmmaker
  • Marylou DawesCanadian pianist
  • Mary Lou KolbenschlagAmerican actress
  • MaryLou Daniels, American tennis player
  • Mary Lou TurnerAmerican country music singer
  • Mary Louise "Mary Lou" Farrell PalmerCanadian singer; Miss Dominion 1964
  • Mary Lou "Ludie" ForbesAmerican journalist and commentator
  • Mary Lou BelliAmerican TV director

Marylou in Pop Culture

  • Maryloucharacter in the On The Road by Jack Kerouac
  • Mary Lou Summers aka Cherylcharacter in films Howling V: The Rebirth and The Howling: New Moon Rising
  • Mary Lou Collinscharacter on "The Larry Sanders Show"
  • Marylou Ahearna character in "The Revenge of the Radioactive Lady" by Elizabeth Stuckey,French
  • "HelloMary Lou," song by Ricky Nelson