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What does Karelyn mean?

Karelyn Pronunciation of Karelyn [kare-lyn] as a girls' name is an Old German name, and Karelyn means "free man". Karelyn is a variant form of Caroline (Old German): from the French variant of Carolina.


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

22 more different relations via Caroline: Carlan, Carlen, Carlin, Carllen, Carly, Carlyn, Carlyna, Carlyne, Carlynn, Karalina, Karalynna, Karla, Karleen, Karlein, Karlen, Karlena, Karlene, Karli, Karlie, Karlina, Karolina and Karolyna.

Creative forms:
(female) Kerelyn, Kerlyn, ..

(male) Karela, Kareman, ..

Middle name pairings:
Karelyn Eden (K.E.), ..

How popular is Karelyn?

Karelyn is an uncommonly occurring first name for women. Karelyn is an equally unusual last name for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Carly (#389 a year ago), Carlyn, Carolann, Carolin, Caroline (#62), Carolyn (#752), Carolyne, Carolynn, Carolynne, Karla (#510), Karleen, Karlene, Karli (#1292), Karlie (#815), Karolina (#1712), Karoline (#1605) and Karolyn are the popular variation forms of Karelyn (not ranked) ranked in the Top 2000. Other variants, like Caralin, are seldom used. These forms of Karelyn were popular with parents 75 years ago (usage of 1.77%) and have become significantly less widespread since (usage 0.45%, 74.8%), with forms such as Carly becoming less fashionable. Caroline and Karlie are two of the more chic names for newborns here. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Carly, Carlyn, Carolann, Carolin, Caroline in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Carolyn, Carolyne, Carolynn, Carolynne, Karla in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Karleen, Karlene, Karli, Karlie, Karolina in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Karoline, Karolyn in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Karelyn is pronounced similarly to Carylon, Coralyn, Karalynn and Kerilyn. Other recommended names are Caelyn, Carely, Catelyn, Charelyn, Daelyn, Darlyn, Darolyn, Darylyn, Harolyn, Jacelyn, Jaelyn, Jerelyn, Kaelin, Kaelyn, Kaelynn, Kailyn, Kaitlyn, Kalyn, Kamlyn, Kareen, Karel, Karen, Karlin, Karline, Karly, Karlye, Karlyn, Karlyne, Karlynn, Karmyn, Karryn, Karyn, Katelan, Katelin, Katelyn, Katelynn, Kathlyn, Katilyn, Katlyn, Kayelin, Kayelyn, Kaylyn, Keelyn, Laralyn, Madelyn, Maralyn, Marcelyn, Marelyn, Marilyn, Marlyn, Marvelyn, Marylyn, Pamelyn, Raelyn, Saralyn, Sarely, Sharelyn, Taralyn and Terelyn. These names tend to be more commonly used than Karelyn.

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