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What does Carlein mean?

Carlein Pronunciation of Carlein [car-lein] as a girls' name is of Old German derivation, and Carlein means "free man". Carlein is a variant form of Caroline (Old German): from the French variation of Carolina.


Carlein has 15 variants: Carlan, Carleen, Carlen, Carlene, Carlin, Carline, Carllen, Carlyn, Carlyne, Carlynn, Carlynne, Karleen, Karlein, Karlen and Karlene.

42 more related forms via Caroline: Callie, Caraleen, Caraleena, Caralin, Caraline, Caralyn, Caralynn, Cari, Carileen, Carilena, Carilyn, Carla, Carleena, Carley, Carlina, Carlinda, Carlita, Carlota, Carly, Carlyna, Carolan, Carolann, Carole, Carolein, Carolin, Carolina, Carollyn, Carolyn, Carolynn, Carri, Carrie, Charleen, Charleena, Charlena, Charlene, Charline, Karaleen, Karlena, Karli, Karlie, Karlina and Karolin.

Creative forms:
(female) Calein, Callein, ..

(male) Carles, ..

Middle name pairings:
Carlein Kynslee (C.K.), ..

How popular is Carlein?

Carlein is an unusual given name for women. Carlein is an uncommon last name too for all people. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Popular alternative forms of Carlein (not ranked) are Callie (#196 the previous year), Cari, Carla (#873), Carleen, Carlene, Carley (#1106), Carline, Carlota, Carly (#389), Carlyn, Carolann, Carole, Carolin, Carolina (#430), Caroline (#62), Carolyn (#752), Carolynn, Carri, Carrie (#1680), Charleen, Charlene (#1532), Charline, Karleen, Karlene, Karli (#1292) and Karlie (#815). Other variants, like Carlynn, are seldom used. These relations of Carlein reached the peak of their popularity during the years 1940-1949 (median #1030) and are now significantly less widespread (#1504, 75%), with versions like Carlene becoming less trendy. Callie, Caroline and Karlie are three of the more chic baby names here. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Callie, Cari, Carla, Carleen, Carlene in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Carley, Carline, Carlota, Carly, Carlyn in U.S.

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

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Carolyn, Carolynn, Carri, Carrie, Charleen in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Charlene, Charline, Karleen, Karlene, Karli, Karlie in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Carlein is alike in pronunciation to Corlene, Karlin, Karline, Karlyn and Karlynn. Other recommended names are Caelin, Caileen, Cailen, Cailin, Caleen, Calen, Calin, Callen, Carden, Cardin, Careen, Caren, Carin, Carlaena, Carlana, Carle, Carleah, Carlee, Carleigh, Carlena, Carlenna (see Carlene), Carleta, Carli, Carlia, Carlie, Carling, Carlis, Carmen, Carmin, Carolena, Carolien, Caroyln, Carreen, Carren, Carrin, Carwen, Carylon, Catlain, Catleen, Catlin, Cayleen, Caylen, Caylin, Charalin (see Cherilyn), Charelin (see Cherilyn), Charlaine, Charleene, Charlien, Charlina, Charlyn, Charlynn, Coralin, Darleen, Earleen, Harleen, Marleen, Marleina, Marlen, Marlenn (see Marlin) and Marlin. These names tend to be more frequently used than Carlein.

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