What does Karlyn mean?
Karlyn /kar-lyn/ [2 sylls.] as a girls' name is of Old German and English origin, and the name Karlyn means "free man". Karlyn is a variant transcription of Carlene (Old German). Karlyn is also a variation of Karleen (English): diminutive version of Karla.
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)
Prominent variation forms of Karlyn (outside Top 1000) ranked in the Top 1000 are Carleen, Carlene and Karlene. Adoption of these girl names was at its most widespread during the years 1940-1949 (usage of 0.308%) and is now significantly less, with the versions Carleen and Carlene becoming less in vogue. Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of Karlyn and related names. (2014 Birth Statistics)
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.