Name: Marilyn

Origin and Meaning of the Name Marilyn

  • Meaning:
    Uncertain, maybe bitter
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  • Meaning:
    Elaborated form of Mary
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  • Gender:
    Girl
  • Pronunciation:
    (MARE eh lin)
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Miscellaneous Info for Marilyn

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  • Used in:
    English speaking countries
  • Additional Info:
    Elaborated form of Mary with the feminine suffix -lyn. Marilyn might have been a blend of Mary and Ellen.

    Marilyn Monroe was alegendary and iconic American actress of the 1950s whom committed suicide in 1962. Marilyn Manson is the stage name of musician Brian Warner.

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