[ 4 syll. me-ri-lyn, mer-il-yn ] The baby girl name Merilyn is pronounced as MEH-Riy-LiyiyN †. Merilyn is of Hebrew, Egyptian, French, Latin, Celtic, and Old French origin. It is used mainly in the English language. The name can be derived from Merry combined with the name Lynn or the suffix '-lyn'.
Merilyn is a variant spelling of the English Marilyn.
Merilyn is also a derivative (English) of the English and Welsh Meryl.
The origin and meaning of the name Merilyn is inherited by all variant forms.
Merilyn is unusual as a baby girl name. Its usage peaked in 1935 with 0.006% of baby girls being given the name Merilyn. It was #821 in rank then. The baby name has fallen in popularity since then, and is currently used only on a very modest scale. Among the family of girl names directly linked to Merilyn, Marilyn was the most popular in 2018.
Baby names that sound like Merilyn include Marilyn, Maraline, Marie Elaine, Marie Lena, Marie-Elaine, Marielena, Mary Ellen, Mary-Ellen, Maryellen, Marie Helene, Marie-Helene, MaraLyn, Maralin, Marelyn, Marilin, Mariline, Marillin, Marilynn, Marlaina, and Marlana.
† Pronunciation for Merilyn: M as in "me (M.IY)" ; EH as in "ebb (EH.B)" ; R as in "race (R.EY.S)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)" ; L as in "lay (L.EY)" ; N as in "knee (N.IY)"