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Marlin is definitely a name that strikes people in specific ways. For some, it's the name of a fish. For others, a baseball team. For others, though, it may be the name of someone that they love. Read on to learn more about this name.

Meaning of the name Marlin:

Welsh: Land near the lake

Origin of the name Marlin:

Marlin is a name of Welsh origin that can be translated as “land near the lake” or “sea fortress”.

Symbolism of the name Marlin:

Marlin typically represents a family's desire for stability for a child, especially if they choose the name to honor someone from the family's past.

Style of the name Marlin:


Gender of the name Marlin:

Marlin is almost always used as a name for baby boys.

Pronunciation of the name Marlin:


Number of syllables in the name Marlin:


Emotion evoked from the name Marlin:

Marlin typically evokes nostalgic emotions, with more of a focus on feeling comfortable than anything else.

Alternative spellings for the name Marlin:

  • Marlen
  • Marlyn
  • Mahrlin

Nicknames for the name Marlin:

Popularity of the name Marlin:

According to the Social Security Administration, Marlin last ranked on the list of the most popular baby names in the United States in 1990 in the 967th spot. It peaked in popularity in 1935 as the 276th most popular baby name.

Related names for the name Marlin:

  • Marten
  • Daffyd
  • Rhian

Great middle names for Marlin and their meanings:

Famous people with the name Marlin:

  • Marlin McKeever (American football player)
  • Marlin Darrah (American director)
  • Marlin Carter (American baseball player)

Marlins in popular culture:

  • Marlin (character in Finding Nemo)
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