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What does Caryn mean?

Caryn Pronunciation of Caryn [caryn] as a name for girls is of Greek derivation, and the name Caryn means "pure". Caryn is an alternate form of Catherine (Greek): from katharos. Caryn is also a variation of Karen (Danish, Greek). Caryn is also used as a derivative of Katherine (Greek).

Associated with: greek, pure (virgin).


Caryn has 25 variants: Caren, Carin, Caron, Caronn, Caronne, Carren, Carrin, Carron, Carryn, Carynn, Carynne, Karan, Karin, Karon, Karren, Karrin, Karryn, Karyn, Karynn, Kerran, Kerrin, Kerron, Kerrynn, Keryn and Kerynne.

52 more different relations via Catherine, Karen, Katherine: Cadi, Cait, Caitrin, Caity, Cari, Carri, Cass, Cassi, Cassy, Cat, Cate, Catey, Cath, Catha, Cathe, Catheryn, Cathi, Cathiryn, Cathryn, Cathryne, Cathrynn, Cathy, Cathye, Cati, Catia, Catie, Catina, Cato, Catreen, Catrin, Catrina, Catrine, Catryna, Caty, Cay, Caye, Cazzy, Karena, Kari, Karna, Karri, Kasya, Kathryn, Katrya, Katryna, Katy, Katya, Kay, Kaye, Taran, Taren and Taryn.

Creative forms:
(female) Charyn, Ciryn, ..

(male) Carynt, ..

Middle name pairings:
Caryn Zaria (C.Z.), ..

How popular is Caryn?

Caryn is a very prominent first name for women (#1054 out of 4276, Top 25%) but an uncommon surname for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Caryn entered the list in 1940-1949 and reached its peak position of #534 in the U.S. during the years 1960-1969, but is not ranked currently. (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related girl names. Caren, Cari, Carin, Caron, Carri, Cassi, Cassy, Cate, Catherine (#179 in 2015), Catheryn, Cathi, Cathryn, Cathy, Catina, Catrina, Karan, Karen (#504), Karena, Kari (#1817), Karin, Karon, Karren, Karri, Karyn, Katherine (#84), Kathryn (#319), Katy (#1547), Katya, Kay, Kaye and Taryn (#1062) are the prominent varying forms of Caryn rated in the Top 2000. Other variants, like Catrin, are seldom used. These forms of Caryn reached the peak of their popularity during 1960-1969 (usage of 4.8%) and have become significantly less conventional since (usage 0.5%, 89.7%), with forms like Catina becoming less stylish.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Caryn, Caren, Cari, Carin, Caron in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Carri, Cassi, Cassy, Cate, Catherine in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Catheryn, Cathi, Cathryn, Cathy, Catina in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Catrina, Karan, Karen, Karena, Kari in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Karin, Karon, Karren, Karri, Karyn in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Katherine, Kathryn, Katy, Katya, Kay in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Kaye, Taryn in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Catherine, Karen, Karin, Katherine, Kathryn outside U.S.

Similar Names

Caryn is alike in pronunciation to Carinne, Carreen, Carrine, Carwen, Coreen, Coren, Corene, Corin, Corinn, Corrin, Corryn, Corryne, Coryn, Corynn, Corynne, Kareen, Karene, Karine, Karyne, Keren, Koren, Korin, Koryn, Koryne and Korynn. Other recommended names are Aryn, Cadye, Caelyn, Cain, Calyn, Camren, Camryn, Cara, Carden, Carel, Carena, Carey, Carina, Carlan, Carlen, Carlyn, Carlyna, Carlynn, Carma, Carman, Carmi, Carmin, Carmon, Carmy, Carmynn, Carna, Caroyln, Cary, Caryl, Caryll, Carynna, Carys, Cason, Caylyn, Charin, Charmyn, Charyl, Ciaran, Cory, Coryna, Darlyn, Daryn, Eryn, Faryn, Karlyn, Laryn, Lauryn, Maryn, Ravyn and Sharyn. These names tend to be less commonly used than Caryn.

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