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What does Karlyn mean?

Karlyn \k(a)-rl-yn, kar-lyn\ as a girls' name is of Old German and English origin, and the name Karlyn means "free man". Karlyn is a variant of Carlene (Old German): Carlene and Carline are feminine form of Carl or Charles. Karlyn is also a variation of Karleen (English): diminutive form of Karla.


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

Karlyn has 7 more related variations via Carlene, Karleen: Carlaena, Carleena, Carlena, Carlenna, Carlina, Karlena and Karlina.


Karlyn is a somewhat prominent first name for females (#3878 out of 4276, Top 91%) but an unusual surname for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of Karlyn and related names. Prominent variation forms of Karlyn (#unlisted) ranked in the Top 1000 are Carleen, Carlene and Karlene. Adoption of this girl name was at its most widespread during the years 1940-1949 and is now significantly less, with the versions Carleen and Carlene becoming less in vogue. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Carleen, Carlene, Karlene in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Karlyn is alike in pronunciation to Carlan, Carlin, Carlyne, Carlynn, Karlein and Karlyne. Other suggested similar baby names are Darlyn, Kaelyn, Kailyn, Kalyn, Kamlyn, Karalyn, Karalynn, Karelyn, Karilyn, Karilynn, Karly, Karlye, Karmyn, Karolin, Karolyn, Karolyna, Karolyne, Karolynn, Karryn, Karyn, Katlyn, Kaylyn, Kerilyn and Marlyn. These names tend to be less frequently used than Karlyn.