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Meaning and Name Origin

Caryn \c(a)-ryn, car-yn\ as a name for girls. The name Caryn means "pure". Caryn is a form of Catherine (Greek): from "katharos". Caryn is also a variation of Karen (Danish): short form of Katherine (Greek) "pure".


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.

Caryn has 11 more different forms via Catherine, Karen, Katherine: Cari, Carri, Cathryn, Catrin, Catryna, Caty, Cay, Caye, Taran, Taren and Taryn.


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)

Presented below is the baby name popularity of Caryn for girls. Caryn entered the list in 1950-1959 and reached its peak position of #544 in the U.S. during the years 1970-1979, but is not ranked currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Caryn name in U.S.

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

Below is a graphed analysis of the usage of the girl name Caryn and affiliated names. Caren, Cari, Caron, Carri, Catherine (#170 in 2014), Cathryn, Karan, Karen (#492), Karin, Karon, Karren, Karyn, Katherine (#83) and Taryn (#853) are the prominent varying forms of Caryn rated in the Top 1000. These girl names reached the peak of their popularity during 1950-1959 and have become significantly less widespread since, with forms like Cari, Karen, Karon, Karyn and Taryn becoming somewhat outmoded. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Caren, Cari, Caron, Carri, Caryn, Catherine, Cathryn, Karan, Karen, Karin in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Karon, Karren, Karyn, Katherine, Taryn in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Caryn is alike in pronunciation to Careen, Carine, Carwen, Coren, Corin, Corryn, Coryn, Corynn, Karyne and Koryn. Other recommended similar baby names are Calyn, Camryn, Carena, Carina, Carlyn, Carma, Carmi, Carmy, Carna, Cary, Caryl, Carynna, Carys, Charin, Ciaran, Coryna, Daryn, Faryn, Laryn and Maryn. These names tend to be less commonly used than Caryn.