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What does Caryn mean?

Caryn \c(a)-ryn, car-yn\ as a name for girls is of Greek and Danish derivation, and the name Caryn means "pure". Caryn is a 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).


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.

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 (usage of 0.3734%) and have become significantly less widespread since (usage 0.1601%, down 57.1%), with forms like Cari, Karen, Karon, Karyn and Taryn becoming somewhat outmoded. Below is a graphed analysis of the usage of the girl name Caryn and affiliated names. (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.