Baby Name Popularity, Data, and History


Meaning: Combinatin Of Mary and Lynn
Main Origin Language: English
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In 2017 the name Marilyn...

• was given to 580 baby girls
• was the 528th most popular name for baby girls
• was 3% less popular than it was ten years ago
• was most popular in California, Indiana, and Colorado
• was about as popular as Priscilla and Cecelia
Babies Named Marilyn Born Per Year
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Per 100,000
Total Number
(In years of less than five births the number born is listed as zero and the rank was set to be the maximum rank)

Historically the name Marilyn...

• achieved it's highest popularity in 1953
• achieved it's lowest popularity in 2004
• is 91% less common in the 2010s than it was in the 1950s
• is 19% more common in the 2010s than it was in the 1990s
• has the most similar popularity history to Bette, Lois, Patsy, Denis, Gary, Elmer
• has the most opposite popularity history to Elana, Adina, Delaina, Rafael, Giuseppe, Domenico
Rank Popularity of Baby Name Marilyn Per State
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Geographically the name Marilyn...

• 42% more popular west of the Mississippi than east of the Mississippi
• has the most similar state naming pattern as Reyna, Mercy, Ariah, Emanuel, Remy, Alvin
• has the most opposite state naming pattern as Olivia, Amelia, Aria, Landon, Thomas, Liam
Boy Names With Similar Spelling
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Average Age of Benjamin
54 Years
Benjamin is older than 83% of all names
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More information on Marilyn by the Baby Name Institute

• How many babies named Marilyn are born every second?
• What are the chances a kid named Marilyn will be the only kid named Marilyn in his class?
• How similar is the naming popularity of Marilyn compared to other names?
• How was each statistic for this page calculated?
• How does Marilyn rank among the top 2,500 names of the year?
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