Meaning and name origin
Carin \c(a)-rin\ as a girl's name is of Latin, Greek and Danish origin, and the meaning of Carin is "beloved; pure". Carin is a variant of Carina (Latin); late 19th-century coinage: pet form of Cara (like Carita) and partly inspired by Karin. Also a variant of Caron (Greek): variant of Karen. Carin is also used as a variant of Catherine (Greek) and Katherine (Greek).
Carin has 26 variant forms: Caren▼, Carine, Caronn, Caronne, Carren, Carrin, Carron, Carryn, Caryn▼, Carynn, Carynne, Karan, Karin▼, Karine, Karon▼, Karren, Karrin, Karryn, Karyn▼, Karynn, Kerran, Kerrin, Kerron, Kerrynn, Keryn, Kerynne.
Carin is a very popular first name for females (#1789 out of 4276, Top 42%) and a slightly less popular surname or last name for all people (#65130 out of 88799, Top 73%) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Carin and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Katherine (#83), Catherine (#170), Karen (#492), Karon, Karren, Karyn, Karin, Karan, Carina, Caron, Caryn and Caren. (2014 statistics).
Carin is also pronounced similarly to Careen, Carinne, Carrine, Carwen, Coren, Corin, Corine▼, Corinn, Corrin, Coryn, Kerin and Korin. Other suggested similar baby names are Cain, Calin, Camrin, Cardin, Carena, Cari▼, Cariana, Carie, Carinna, Caris, Carlin, Carma, Carmi, Carmia, Carmie, Carmin, Carmy, Carna, Carrina, Catrin, Cerian, Charin, Ciaran, Corina▼, Cyrina, Czarina, Farin, Marin and Tarin. These names tend to be less commonly used than Carin.