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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 has 9 variant forms: Carleen, Carlen, Carline, Carlyn, Karlen, Karlene, Karlin, Karline, Karlynn.


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).

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 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.