What does Karlyn mean?
Karlyn [kar-lyn] as a girls' name is of Old German and English origin, and the name Karlyn means "free man". Karlyn is a variant form of Carlene (Old German). Karlyn is also a variation of Karleen (English): diminutive version of Karla.
(female) Karlynna, Kaslyn, ..
(male) Karian, Karlynt, ..
How popular is Karlyn?
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)
Which version is better?with its source forms and related girl names. Prominent variation forms of Karlyn (outside Top 2000) ranked in the Top 2000 are Carleen, Carlene, Carline, Carlyn, Karleen and Karlene. Usage of these forms of Karlyn was more pronounced 85 years ago (adoption of 0.03%), but now, the version Carlene has become less in vogue. Displayed below is a study of the statistics of Karlyn and related names. (2015 Birth Statistics)
Karlyn is alike in pronunciation to Carlan, Carlein, Carlin, Carllen, Carlyne, Carlynn, Carlynne, Karlein and Karlyne. Other suggested similar names are Arlyn, Cailyn, Calyn, Caralyn, Carlye, Carlyna, Catlyn, Caylyn, Charlyn, Daelyn, Darolyn, Darylyn, Fallyn, Faryn, Jalyn▼, Jaslyn, Jazlyn▲, Kaelin, Kalen, Kalin, Kalynn, Kamlyn, Kamryn▲, Karaleen, Karalyn, Karalynne (see Caroline), Karelyn, Karen▼, Karin▼, Karla▼, Karlah, Karley, Karli, Karlinka, Karlye, Karmin, Karolin, Karolyna, Karolyne, Karolynn, Karon, Karren, Karryl, Karryn, Karyn▼, Katelyn▼, Katilyn, Katlynn, Kaylen, Kellyn, Kerryn, Keryn, Laralyn, Laryn, Madlyn, Maralyn, Marelyn, Marilyn▼, Marlen, Marlynn, Marlys▼, Marylyn, Maryn, Sharlyn, Tarryn and Taylyn. These names tend to be less frequently used than Karlyn.See names in meaning and etymology.