What Is The Meaning Of My Name, Marilyn?


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The truth is that no-one really knows where the name Marilyn first came from - although it is thought to be a combination of the names 'Mary' and 'Lynn'.

Alternatively, the name could be a combination of 'Mary' and 'Ellen'.

What does Marilyn mean? One suggestion is that the name comes from a Hebrew word, although I can't seem to find any information about exactly what that word is.

As far as being a combination between Mary and Lynn, Mary is thought to mean 'star of the sea' and the definition of Lynn is 'lake or pool'.

Where did the name Marilyn come from?
The name first came into use during the 19th Century, and it is hard to think of anyone who has brought more attention and recognition to the name than Hollywood star Marilyn Monroe (born Norma Jeane Mortenson).

In more recent times, the name Marilyn has been adopted by the American shock rocker Marilyn Manson, whose real name is actually Brain Warner.

Hope that helped!

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