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Karlin (girl)

What does Karlin mean?

Karlin Pronunciation of Karlin [kar-lin] as a name for girls (also used as boys' name Karlin) has its roots in Old German and English, and the name Karlin means "free man". Karlin is an alternate form of Carlene (Old German). Karlin is also a form of Karleen (English): diminutive variation of Karla.


Karlin has 9 variants: Carleen, Carlen, Carline, Carlyn, Karlen, Karlene, Karline, Karlyn and Karlynn.

4 more related forms via Carlene, Karleen: Carlena, Carlina, Karlena and Karlina.

Creative forms:
(female) Karken, Kaslin, ..

(male) Karkin, Karkon, ..

Middle name pairings:
Karlin Nicole (K.N.), ..

How popular is Karlin?

Karlin is a rare given name for females but a very popular last name for both adults and children (#13596 out of 150436, Top 9%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related girl names. Popular related forms of Karlin (outside Top 2000) are Carleen, Carlene, Carline, Carlyn, Karleen and Karlene. Usage of these relations of Karlin was at its most widespread 9 decades ago (adoption of 0.03%), but now, the form Carlene has become less trendy. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Carleen, Carlene, Carline, Carlyn, Karleen, Karlene in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Karlin and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Karlin is pronounced similarly to Carlan, Carlein, Carlin, Carllen, Carlyne, Carlynn, Karlein and Karlyne. Other suggested similar names are Caelin, Cailin, Caralin, Cardin, Carin, Carlie, Carling, Carmin, Darline, Darlinn, Eaglin, Earlina, Earline, Farin, Harli, Jaclin, Kaeli, Kailie, Kalie, Kalli, Kalyn, Kamlyn, Karaina, Karalie, Karalina, Karan, Kareen, Kareina, Karelyn, Karen, Karie, Karin, Karine, Karla, Karlee, Karlie, Karly, Karmen, Karmin, Karolin, Karoline, Karolyna, Karolynn, Karon, Karri, Karrina, Karrine, Karryn, Karyn, Katalin, Katelin, Katline, Katrin, Kaylan, Kaylie, Kaylyn, Keelin, Kerrin, Korrin, Marlie, Marlin, Marlis, Marlon, Marrin, Marrlin, Marylin and Tarin. These names tend to be more commonly used than Karlin.

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