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What does Carrolyn mean?

Carrolyn Pronunciation of Carrolyn [car-rolyn] as a girls' name has its root in Old German, and Carrolyn means "free man". Carrolyn is an alternate form of Carol (Old German): originally a male name. Carrolyn is also a derivative of Caroline (Old German).


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

23 more relations via Carol, Caroline: Carely, Carlan, Carlen, Carlin, Carllen, Carly, Carlyn, Carlyna, Carlyne, Carlynn, Carola, Carole, Carolee, Carolena, Carolina, Caroll, Caroly, Carrol, Carrola, Carroll, Carry, Cherlyn and Karolyna.

Creative forms:
(female) Carroleen, Corolyn, ..

(male) Carrolynt, Carroman, ..

Middle name pairings:
Carrolyn Florence (C.F.), ..

How popular is Carrolyn?

Carrolyn is an unusual given name for women. Carrolyn is an equally uncommon surname for all people. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related girl names. Prominent varying forms of Carrolyn (outside Top 2000) appearing in the Top 2000 are Caroline (#62 from recent data), Carly (#389), Carolina (#430), Carolyn (#752), Karoline (#1605), Carol (#1768), Carolynne, Carroll, Karolyn, Cherlyn, Carry, Carolynn, Carrol, Caroll, Carola, Carlyn, Carolann, Carole, Carolin, Carolee and Carolyne. Usage of these forms of Carrolyn was at its apex in the 1940s (average #1002) and is now much reduced (#1666, down 92%), with forms such as Carol going out of style. Caroline is a constant favorite. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Carly, Carlyn, Carol, Carola, Carolann in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Carole, Carolee, 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 Carrol, Carroll, Carry, Cherlyn, Karoline, Karolyn in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Carrolyn is alike in pronunciation to Carolien, Carylon and Coralyn. Other suggested similar names are Caitlyn, Calyn, Camron, Camryn, Cardon, Carilena (see Caroline), Carlana, Carleen, Carlein, Carlena, Carling, Carlonda, Carlye, Carmon, Caroliana, Carolinda, Caron, Carreen, Carrey, Carrin, Carson, Caryn, Catelyn, Charalin (see Cherilyn), Charalyn, Charelyn, Charelynn (see Cherilyn), Charilyn, Charilynn (see Cherilyn), Charlyn, Charlyne, Charlynn, Cheralyn, Cherilin, Cherilyn, Cherilynn, Cherlyne, Cherralyn (see Cherilyn), Cherrilin (see Cherilyn), Cherrylin (see Cherilyn), Cherrylyn, Cherylin, Cheryllyn, Coralin, Corryn, Courtlyn, Darolyn, Darrellyn (see Daryl), Darrylin, Darrylynn, Farron, Farryn, Gerrilyn, Harolyn, Jacolyn, Jerrilyn, Karlyn, Larryn, Mandolyn, Maralyn, Marcelyn, Marcilyn, Marilyn, Marlyn, Marralynn (see Marilyn), Marrilyn, Marrlin, Marvelyn, Marylyn, Saralyn, Taralyn and Tarryn. These names tend to be more commonly used than Carrolyn.

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