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What does Karilyn mean?

Karilyn Pronunciation of Karilyn [kar-i-lyn] as a name for girls is of Old German origin, and the meaning of the name Karilyn is "free man". Karilyn is a version of Caroline (Old German): from the French variant of Carolina.


Karilyn 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, Karelyn, Karilynn, Karolin, Karoline, Karolyn, Karolyne, Karolynn and Karolynne.

23 more related forms via Caroline: Carilena, 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) Kalilyn, Kerlyn, ..

(male) Kariken, Kariton, ..

Middle name pairings:
Karilyn Elissa (K.E.), ..

How popular is Karilyn?

Karilyn is an unusual given name for women. Karilyn is an equivalently unusual last name too for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Popular varying forms of Karilyn (outside Top 2000) rated in the Top 2000 are Carly (#389 the previous year), Carlyn, Carolann, Carolin, Caroline (#62), Carolyn (#752), Carolyne, Carolynn, Carolynne, Karla (#510), Karleen, Karlene, Karli (#1292), Karlie (#815), Karolina (#1712), Karoline (#1605) and Karolyn. Usage of these forms of Karilyn was well-received among parents 8 decades ago (adoption of 1.8%) and is now much less (adoption 0.4%, 74.8% less). Caroline is more universally found than the rest, though Karlie has grown popular as well, while forms like Karla used to be popular. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

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

Karilyn is pronounced similarly to Carylon, Coralyn, Karalynn and Kerilyn. Other suggested similar names are Cailyn, Charilyn, Darlyn, Darolyn, Darylyn, Harolyn, Jamilyn, Jerilyn, Kaelyn, Kailan, Kailin, Kailyn, Kaitlyn, Kalyn, Kamlyn, Kariann, Karin, Karinya, Karlin, Karline, Karly, Karlye, Karlyn, Karlyne, Karlynn, Karmyn, Karryn, Karyn, Katelyn, Kathlyn, Katilyn, Katlyn, Kayelyn, Kaylyn, Laralyn, Lorilyn, Madilyn, Maralyn, Marcilyn, Marelyn, Marilin, Marillyn, Marilyn, Marilynn, Marlyn, Marrilyn, Marylyn, Saralyn, Tamilyn and Taralyn. These names tend to be more frequently used than Karilyn.

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