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What does Charlyn mean?

Charlyn Pronunciation of Charlyn [char-lyn] as a girls' name has its root in Old German, and the name Charlyn means "free man". Charlyn is an alternate spelling of Charla (Old German): feminine of Charles. Charlyn is also a form of Charlene (Old German).


Charlyn has 9 variants: Charlaine, Charlayne, Charleen, Charleene, Charlien, Charline, Charlyne, Charlynn and Sharlene.

11 more related forms via Charla, Charlene: Char, Charlanna, Charlee, Charleena, Charlena, Charli, Charlie, Charlina, Charlisa, Charlita and Charly.

Creative forms:
(female) Chalyn, Charrin, ..

(male) Charlan, Charlin, ..

Middle name pairings:
Charlyn Shyla (C.S.), ..

How popular is Charlyn?

Charlyn is a somewhat popular first name for women (#3662 out of 4276, Top 86%) but a unique last name for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Charlyn was first listed in 1940-1949 and reached its highest position of #1615 in the U.S. in the 1940s, but is not in the list at the moment. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related girl names. Charlie (#207 last year), Charlee (#282), Charli (#553), Charlene (#1532), Charlyne, Sharlene, Charla, Charleen, Charline and Charly are the popular varying forms of Charlyn. Adoption of these forms of Charlyn is at its apex today (usage of 0.2%), except for the version Charlene which have become somewhat outmoded. Charlene is more universally found than the rest, although Charli appears to be gaining popularity too.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Charlyn, Charla, Charlee, Charleen, Charlene in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Charli, Charlie, Charline, Charly, Charlyne, Sharlene in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Charli, Charlie outside U.S.

Similar Names

Charlyn is alike in pronunciation to Cherlyn, Cherlyne, Sharlan, Sharlane, Sharleen, Sharleyne, Sharline, Sharlyn, Sharlyne, Sharlynne, Sherlynn and Shirlyn. Other suggested similar names are Caelyn, Cailyn, Calyn, Caralyn, Caralynn, Carilyn, Carlan, Carlana, Carleen, Carlena, Carlene, Carlina, Carline, Carling, Carllen, Carly, Carlyn, Carlyna, Carlyne, Carlynn, Carolan, Carolin, Carollyn, Carolyn, Carolyne, Caroyln, Carrolyn, Carryn, Carylon, Caylyn, Chalon, Charalyn, Charalynne (see Cherilyn), Charelin (see Cherilyn), Charelyn, Charilyn, Charilynn (see Cherilyn), Charin, Charle, Charlea, Charlet, Charley, Charlot, Charmyan, Charmyn, Charyl, Cheralyn, Cherilyn, Cherralyn (see Cherilyn), Cherrilyn, Cherrylyn, Cherylin, Cheryllyn, Coralyn, Darlyn, Karlyn, Shailyn, Sharalyn, Sharelyn, Sharly, Sharmyn, Sharyn and Shaylyn. These names tend to be less commonly used than Charlyn.

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