Name: Marlin

Origin and Meaning of the Name Marlin

  • Meaning:
    Sea fort
  • Origin:
  • Meaning:
    Marlin
  • Origin:
  • Gender:
    Both
  • Pronunciation:
    (MAR lin); (mar LEEN)
  • Form of:
  • Rating:
    Low
    High

Miscellaneous Info for Marlin

  • Categories:
  • Used in:
    English speaking countries
  • Additional Info:
    The marlin is a large game fish.
    As a male name, Marlin is probably taken as a variant of Merlin, from the Welsh meaning "sea fort". As a female name, Marlin is a variant of Marlene.

Similar Names to Marlin for Boys & Girls

Popularity Rank of Marlin (US top 1000 names since 1880)

Popularity Rank

Marlin - Rankings by Year

Boy ranks Boys Both ranks Overall
(Source: U.S. SSA)
The name meaning of Marlin and the name origin of Marlin have been reviewed by our name experts.