Gender: Female Meaning of Marylou: "drop of the sea, bitter, or beloved + famous battle" Origin of Marylou: English, combination of Mary and Lou

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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I'm Dakota Says:


Not a fan

paulapuddephatt Says:


I adore Marylou. It's cute and fun. I do love it as an independent name, but it probably works better as a nickname, for the most part.