Which version is better?with its source form and related girl names. Popular variation forms of Carilyn (NOT RANKED) are Cari, Carla (#873 IN 2015), Carleen, Carlene, Carley (#1106), Carline, Carly (#389), Carlyn, Carol (#1768), Carola, Carolann, Carole, Carolin, Carolina (#430), Caroline (#62), Caroll, Carolyn (#752), Carolyne, Carolynn, Carolynne, Carry, Cary, Charlyne, Karoline (#1605) and Karolyn. Other forms, like Carlein, are uncommon. Adoption of these relations of Carilyn reached its peak in the 1940s (ADOPTION OF 5.36%) and is now significantly diminished (ADOPTION 0.46%, DOWN 91.5%). Caroline has generally been popular among parents, while versions like Carla have become less popular. (TOP 2000 NAMES, 2015)
Carilyn is alike in pronunciation to Carolien, Carylon, Coralin, Coralyn, Coralyne, Karalynn and Kerilyn. Other recommended names are Caelyn, Cailen, Cailin, Cailyn, Cailynn, Caitlyn▼, Calyn, Carely, Carilis, Carin, Carlana, Carlena, Carling, Carlye, Carolena, Caroly, Caroyln, Carryn, Caryn▼, Catelyn, Catlyn, Caylyn, Charalin (see Cherilyn), Charalyn, Charelin (see Cherilyn), Charelyn, Charelynn (see Cherilyn), Charilyn, Charilynn (see Cherilyn), Charlyn, Charlynn, Cheralyn, Cherilin, Cherilyn, Cherilynn, Cherlyn, Cherrilyn, Cherylyn, Darlyn, Darolyn, Darylyn, Harolyn, Jamilyn, Jerilyn, Kailyn, Karlyn, Katilyn, Laralyn, Lorilyn, Madilyn▲, Maralyn, Marcilyn, Marelyn, Marilin, Marillyn, Marilyn▼, Marilynn▼, Marlyn▼, Marrilyn, Marylyn, Saralyn, Tamilyn and Taralyn. These names tend to be more commonly used than Carilyn.See names in meaning and etymology.