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What does Caralyn mean?

Caralyn Pronunciation of Caralyn [car-a-lyn] as a name for girls is of Old German derivation, and the meaning of the name Caralyn is "beloved; friend; free man". Caralyn is an alternate spelling of Cara (Latin, Irish, Gaelic). Caralyn is also a variation of Caroline (Old German).


Caralyn has 32 variants: Caraleen, Caralin, Caraline, Caralyne, Caralynn, Carileen, Carilyn, Carilynne, Carolan, Carolann, Carolanne, Carolein, Carolin, Carollyn, Carolyn, Carolyne, Carolynn, Carolynne, Carrolyn, Karaleen, Karaline, Karalyn, Karalynne, Karelyn, Karilyn, Karilynn, Karolin, Karoline, Karolyn, Karolyne, Karolynn and Karolynne.

39 more related forms via Cara, Caroline: Caragh, Carah, Caralea, Caralee, Caraleena, Caralia, Caralie, Caranda, Carilena, Carla, Carlan, Carleen, Carlein, Carlen, Carlene, Carley, Carlin, Carlina, Carline, Carllen, Carly, Carlyn, Carlyna, Carlyne, Carlynn, Carlynne, Carol, Carola, Carole, Carolina, Caroll, Carry, Cary, Charlyne, Karalee, Karalina, Karalynna, Karlen and Karolyna.

Creative forms:
(female) Casalyn, Corlyn, ..

(male) Carale, Carary, ..

Middle name pairings:
Caralyn Aya (C.A.), ..

How popular is Caralyn?

Caralyn is an unusual given name for females. Caralyn is an equally unusual last name for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related girl names. Popular varying forms of Caralyn (outside Top 2000) rated in the Top 2000 are Caroline (#62 last year), Carly (#389), Carolina (#430), Cara (#727), Carolyn (#752), Carla (#873), Carley (#1106), Karoline (#1605), Carol (#1768), Carolynn, Carolyne, Cary, Karolyn, Charlyne, Carry, Carolynne, Carolin, Carline, Carlene, Carleen, Carlyn, Carola, Carole, Carolann and Caroll. These forms of Caralyn were popular as baby names in the 1940s (usage of 5.36%) and are now much less common (usage 0.47%, 91%), with versions like Carlene becoming somewhat outmoded. Caroline is the all-time favorite. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Cara, Carla, Carleen, Carlene, Carley in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Carline, Carly, Carlyn, Carol, Carola in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Carolann, Carole, Carolin, Carolina, Caroline in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Caroll, Carolyn, Carolyne, Carolynn, Carolynne in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Carry, Cary, Charlyne, Karoline, Karolyn in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Cara, Carla, Carly, Carolina, Caroline outside U.S.

Similar Names

Caralyn is pronounced similarly to Carolien, Carylon, Coralin, Coraline, Coralyn, Coralyne, Karalynn and Kerilyn. Other suggested similar names are Caelyn, Cailyn, Caitlyn, Calyn, Carely, Carlana, Carlena, Carling, Carlye, Carolena, Caroly, Caroyln, Carryn, Caryn, Catalin, Catelyn, Catlyn, Caylyn, Charalin (see Cherilyn), Charalyn, Charalynne (see Cherilyn), Charelin (see Cherilyn), Charelyn, Charelynn (see Cherilyn), Charilyn, Charilynn (see Cherilyn), Charlyn, Charlynn, Cheralin (see Cherilyn), Cheralyn, Cherilyn, Cherlyn, Cherralyn (see Cherilyn), Cherylyn, Coralena, Coralina, Coraly, Darlyn, Darolyn, Darylyn, Doralyn, Geralyn, Harolyn, Jacalyn, Janalyn, Jeralyn, Karlyn, Laralyn, Loralyn, Madalyn, Maralin, Maralyn, Maralynn (see Marilyn), Marelyn, Marilyn, Marlyn, Marylyn, Saralyn, Saralynn, Sharalyn, Taralyn, Taralynn and Teralyn. These names tend to be more commonly used than Caralyn.

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