[ 2 syll. mer-lyn, me-rl-yn ] The baby boy name Merlyn is also used as a girl name, but it is much more common for boys. Its pronunciation is MAHR-LihN (English) †. Merlyn is used chiefly in the English language and it is derived from Celtic origins. Merlyn is a variant spelling of the name Merlin (English, German, and Welsh).
Merlyn is rare as a baby name for boys. At the modest peak of its usage in 1930, 0.012% of baby boys were given the name Merlyn. It ranked at #508 then. The baby name has since fallen out of favor, and is today of irregular use. Out of all boy names in its group, Merlyn was nonetheless the most popular in 2018. Merlyn has in the past century been mostly given to baby boys.
Baby names that sound like Merlyn include Merlin, Marlann, Marlen, Marlenn, Marlinn, Marlon, Marlonn, Marlyn, Marlynn, Merlann, Merlenn, Merline, Merlinn, Merlynn, Morelan, Morlyn, Myrleen, Myrline, Merlino, and Merlonn.
† Pronunciation for Merlyn: M as in "me (M.IY)" ; AH as in "mud (M.AH.D)" ; R as in "race (R.EY.S)" ; L as in "lay (L.EY)" ; IH as in "it (IH.T)" ; N as in "knee (N.IY)"