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What does Carolyne mean?

Carolyne Pronunciation of Carolyne [car-olyne] as a name for girls is of Old German origin, and the meaning of Carolyne is "free man". Carolyne is a variant form of Caroline (Old German): from the French version of Carolina.


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

27 more different relations via Caroline: Carilena, Carlan, Carlen, Carlene, Carlin, Carlina, Carline, Carllen, Carly, Carlyn, Carlyna, Carlyne, Carlynn, Carlynne, Carol, Carola, Carole, Caroliana, Carolina, Caroll, Charlene, Charline, Charlyne, Karlene, Karolina, Karolyna and Sharlyne.

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Middle name pairings:
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How popular is Carolyne?

Carolyne is a somewhat prominent first name for females (#2546 out of 4276, Top 60%) but an unusual surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Carolyne reached its top rank of #896 in the U.S. in the 1940s, but is not ranked at the moment. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Carolyne name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Carolyne outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Prominent variation forms of Carolyne listed in the Top 2000 are Carlene, Carline, Carly (#389 a year ago), Carlyn, Carol (#1768), Carola, Carolann, Carole, Carolin, Carolina (#430), Caroline (#62), Caroll, Carolyn (#752), Carolynn, Carolynne, Charlene (#1532), Charline, Charlyne, Karlene, Karolina (#1712), Karoline (#1605) and Karolyn. Usage of these relations of Carolyne was more pronounced among parents 75 years ago (adoption of 5.5%) and is now much reduced (adoption 0.4%, down 91.9%), with forms such as Carol becoming less trendy. Caroline is the most contemporarily stylish birth name in this compilation.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Carolyne, Carlene, Carline, Carly, Carlyn in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Carol, Carola, Carolann, Carole, Carolin in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Carolina, Caroline, Caroll, Carolyn, Carolynn in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Carolynne, Charlene, Charline, Charlyne, Karlene in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Karolina, Karoline, Karolyn in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Carolyne is alike in pronunciation to Carolien, Carylon, Coraline, Coralyn, Coralyne and Karalynn. Other suggested similar names are Caelyn, Cailyn, Caitlyn, Calynn, Caraleena, Carely, Carine, Carinne, Carle, Carlein, Carlena, Carlinda, Carling, Carlonda, Carlye, Carlyjo (see Carla), Carmaine, Carolena, Caronn (see Karen), Caroyln, Carrine, Caryle, Carynn, Cataline, Cateline, Cathlyne, Catlyn, Catlynn, Caylyn, Charalyn, Charalynne (see Cherilyn), Charelynn (see Cherilyn), Charilynn (see Cherilyn), Charlayne, Charleene, Charlyn, Charlynn, Cheralyn, Cherilyn, Cherilynne (see Cherilyn), Cherlyne, Cherylyn, Coralina, Coralline (see Coral), Corryne, Darlene, Darline, Darolyn, Daryline, Earline, Haroldene, Harolyn, Karline, Karlyn, Karlyne, Karole, Laralyn, Madelyne, Maralyn, Marilyn, Marilynn, Marlane, Marlene, Marlynn, Marylyn, Rolyne, Saralyn, Saralynn and Sharolyn. These names tend to be less commonly used than Carolyne.

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