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Carilyn

What does Carilyn mean?

Carilyn Pronunciation of Carilyn [car-i-lyn] as a name for girls is of Old German origin, and Carilyn means "free man". Carilyn is an alternate form of Caroline (Old German): from the French variation of Carolina.

Variations

Carilyn has 32 variants: Caraleen, Caralin, Caraline, Caralyn, Caralyne, Caralynn, Carileen, 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.

29 more different relations via Caroline: Cari, 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, Karlen and Karolyna.

Creative forms:
(female) Chrilyn, Nailyn, ..

(male) Carilain, Carlain, ..

Middle name pairings:
Carilyn Milani (C.M.), ..

How popular is Carilyn?

Carilyn is a rare first name for women. Carilyn is an equally rare last name for all people. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

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)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Cari, 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 Carla, Carly, Carolina, Caroline outside U.S.

Similar Names

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.

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