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RATE THIS NAME 4.5

marilyn

SEE ALSO:
mary, (suffix) lyn
LANGUAGE FAMILY:
afro-asiatic > semitic > central semitic > hebrew
ORIGIN:
hebrew 
NAME ROOT:
MARYÂM / MIRYÂM > MIRIAM
NATIVE NAME ROOT:
MARYÂM / MIRYÂM (מרים) MARIáM ‎(Μαριάμ) MARíā ‎(Μαρίᾱ)
MEANING:
This name derives from the Ancient Greek names "Mariám ‎(Μαριάμ) and Maríā ‎(Μαρίᾱ)", found in the New Testament, meaning “bitterness, beloved, wished for child“. Both New Testament names were forms of the Hebrew name “Maryâm / Miryâm”. The name has been widely used due to its associations with the Virgin Mary, mother of Jesus Christ, and with Saint Mary Magdalene, who was called an apostle to the apostles. The name might be derived from an Egyptian word “Myr” (beloved) or “mr” (love), or even the Ancient Egyptian name “Meritamen” or "Merit-Amun", meaning "beloved of Amun". Mariam or (Arabic: Maryām) form, has been a popular name in predominantly Muslim countries due to the respect given to Mary, mother of Jesus, in Islam. Muslim parents want their daughters to be like Mary in her "chastity and demureness," according to a 2006 IslamOnline.net article.
KEYWORDS:
BIBLICAL / RELIGION (SAINTS)

Usage

  • englishenglish

Related names

VARIANTS
english
marie, mary, miriam, maralyn, marilynn, marlyn, marylyn, merrilyn, marian, marigold, maurene, mayra, marrilyn, myra, merilyn, maria, Mariah, Marieh
PET & SHORT FORM
english
marion, molly, mollie, polly, mimi, mia, maureen, maurine, moreen, pollie, mally, mya, ree, maya, mariot

Use in other languages

LANGUAGES
albanian
marija, maria
ancient germanic
mariamne
ancient greek
Mariám
arabic
mariam, maryam, maira
armenian
mariam, maria, MARI
basque
maia, maria
belarusian
Maryja
bulgarian
mariya
catalan
mariam, maria, Màriam
croatian
marija, mirjana, mirjam
czech
marie
danish
maisa, marie, mary, maia, marya, mariam, miriam, myriam, maria, maira, Mailin
dutch
marie, maryam, mirjam, maria, Marije
esperanto
mario
estonian
mirjam, maria
faroese
marie, mary, maia, miriam, mirjam, maria
filipino
maria, marÍa
finnish
maisa, marie, mary, maia, marya, mariam, miriam, myriam, mirjami, marjaana, mirjam, maria, maira, maari, maaria, maarie, mariia, marrii, Mailin, Mailyn, Maylin
french
marie, maryam, miriam, myriam
frisian
maria
galician
maria, marÍa
georgian
mariam, MARIAMI, MERI
german
marie, meika, mary, mariam, miriam, myriam, mirjam, maria, maira, Mailin
greek
marÍa
greenlandic
marie, maria, mariia, maalia, MARE
hebrew
maryam, miriam
hungarian - magyar
mÁria
icelandic
marie, mary, miriam, mirjam, maria, marÍa
iranian
maryam
irish
moira, moyra, maria
italian
miriana, moira, maria
latin
maria
latvian
marija, maira, Māris
lithuanian
marija
macedonian
marija
norwegian
maisa, marie, mary, maia, marya, mariam, miriam, myriam, maria, maira, Mailin, Mailyn, Maylin, Mailinn, Majlin, Maylinn
old danish
marie
polish
maria
portuguese
mariamne, marÍlia, mÁria, maria, mariana
portuguese - brazilian
marÍlia
romanian
maria
russian
mariya, mariamna
sami - lapps
máddjá
scottish
moira, moyra, mÀiri, mhairi, maria, Màili
serbian
marija, mirjana, mirjam
slovak
mÁria
slovene
marija, mirjana, mirjam
spanish
maia, mayra, marÍa, Míriam
swedish
maisa, marie, mary, maia, marya, mariam, miriam, myriam, maria, maira, Mailin, Mailyn, Maylin, Majlin, Maylinn, Mailynn, Maylyn
turkish
meryem
ukrainian
mariya
welsh
maryam, maria

Geographical spread (only living languages)

Popularity & Ranking

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New Age curiosities (only for entertainment purposes)

2
Numerological Values:
2

If a person's name-number is 2, he is considered to be co-operative and highly adaptable to any circumstance in life. 2 is associated with teamwork, mediating and working for the goodness of others. People with the name-number 2 tend to be good friends and are kind, helpful individuals.

Chakra Number:
2: The number of the Sacral Chakra "Swadhisthana"

Orange is the color of your second chakra, which is located bellow the navel. The main energy of this color is creativity and feelings. Explore the color of your sacral chakra in depth and discover the gifts and challenges of orange color.

Color meaning:

The color orange radiates warmth and happiness, combining the physical energy and stimulation of red with the cheerfulness of yellow. Orange relates to 'gut reaction' or our gut instincts, as opposed to the physical reaction of red or the mental reaction of yellow. Orange offers emotional strength in difficult times. It helps us to bounce back from disappointments and despair, assisting in recovery from grief.

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Name Songs

Song Artist
DENTRO MARILYN AFTERHOURS
MARILYN KADDISH ARTHUR H
MARILYN BAT FOR LASHES
MARILYN CAFÉÏNE
CHANSON POUR MARILYN CLAUDE NOUGARO
MARILYN +MARILYN MONTREUIL DIANE TELL
C'EST LE VENT OU MARILYN GÉRARD BLANCHARD
MARILYN INDIGO
MARILYN INDOCHINE
LES MARILYN JEANNE MAS
MARILYN JEAN-PIERRE SAVELLI
MARILYN JOËL PRÉVOST
MARILYN ET JOHN JORANE
OOPS MARILYN KOEUR'S
MARILYN LES WAMPAS
MARILYN ET JOHN LORIE
MARILYN LOUISE PORTAL
MARILYN MARIE-JOSÉE VILAR
TA MARILYN MILOU LARGO
MARILYN NICOLAS PEYRAC
CHANSON POUR MARILYN PIA COLOMBO
MARILYN RICCARDO COCCIANTE
UNE AUTRE CHANSON POUR MARILYN RICHARD COCCIANTE
BLACK MARILYN SHY'M
MARILYN ET JOHN VANESSA PARADIS

Notable people and personalities​

Marilyn (singer) (born 1962), British entertainer
Marilyn Agliotti (born 1979), Dutch-South African field hockey player
Marilyn Bergman (born 1929), American composer, songwriter and author
Marilyn Borden (1932–2009), American singer and actress
Marilyn Chambers (1952–2009), American pornographic actress
Marilyn Cole (born 1949), January 1972 Playmate of the Month
Marilyn French (1929–2009), American author
Marilyn Hacker (born 1942), American poet, critic and reviewer
Marilyn Horne (born 1934), American opera singer
Marilyn Manson (born 1969), American musician and artist
Marilyn Maxwell (1921–1972), American actress
Marilyn McCoo (born 1943), American singer and actress
Marilyn Milian (born 1961), judge on the television show The People's Court
Marilyn Miller (1898–1936), one of the most popular Broadway musical stars
Marilyn Monroe (1926–1962), American actress
Marilyn Quayle (born 1949), American lawyer, author and Second Lady of the United States
Marilyn Ramenofsky (born 1946), American freestyle swimmer
Marilyn Scott (born 1949), American singer
Marilyn Singer (born 1948), American author of children's books
Marilyn vos Savant (born 1946), American columnist and author
Marilyn Waltz (1931–2006), February 1954, April 1954, April 1955 Playmate of the Month
Marilyn Wilson-Rutherford (born 1947), American singer