Meaning and name origin
Karlyn \k(a)-rl-yn, kar-lyn\ as a girl's name is of Old German and English origin, and the meaning of Karlyn is "free man". Karlyn is a variant of Carlene (Old German): carlene and Carline are feminine form of Carl or Charles. Also a variant of Karleen (English): diminutive form of Karla.
Karlyn is a somewhat popular first name for females (#3878 out of 4276, Top 91%) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Karlyn and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Karlene, Carlene and Carleen. (2014 statistics).
Karlyn is also pronounced similarly to Carlan, Carlin, Carlyne, Carlynn, Karlein and Karlyne. Other suggested similar baby names are Darlyn, Kaelyn▼, Kailyn▲, Kalyn▼, Kamlyn, Karalyn, Karalynn, Karelyn, Karilyn, Karilynn, Karlena, Karlina, Karly▼, Karlye, Karmyn, Karolin, Karolyn, Karolyna, Karolyne, Karolynn, Karryn, Karyn▼, Katlyn▼, Kaylyn▼, Kerilyn and Marlyn▼. These names tend to be less commonly used than Karlyn.