"shining sea"

Marilla Origin and Meaning

The name Marilla is girl's name of Latin origin meaning "shining sea".
Marilla is a names that's familiar via its resemblance to Mary and variations, but also distinctive: It hasn't been on the Top 1000 since the 1800s and was given to only nine baby girls last year. 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.

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Famous People Named Marilla

  • Marilla Marks Young RickerAmerican suffragist
  • Marilla Waite FreemanAmerican pioneering librarian
  • Marilla GussAustralian skier

Marilla in Pop Culture

  • Marilla Cuthbert and Bertha Marilla "Rilla" Blythecharacters in the "Anne of Green Gables" series
  • Marilla Rowenswidow in "Elsie Verner" (1861) by Oliver Wendell Holmes
  • Marilla Browncharacter on TV's "Designing Women"
  • MarillaNew York, USA