What does Karyn mean?
Karyn [karyn] as a girls' name is of Greek origin, and Karyn means "pure". Karyn is a version of Catherine (Greek): from katharos. Karyn is also a variant of Karen (Danish, Greek). Karyn is also used as a form of Katherine (Greek).
Karyn▼ has 25 variants: Caren, Carin, Caron, Caronn, Caronne, Carren, Carrin, Carron, Carryn, Caryn▼, Carynn, Carynne, Karan, Karin▼, Karon, Karren, Karrin, Karryn, Karynn, Kerran, Kerrin, Kerron, Kerrynn, Keryn and Kerynne.
60 more related forms via Catherine, Karen, Katherine: Cari▼, Carri, Cathryn▼, Catrin, Catryna, Caty, Cay, Caye, Kait, Kaitlyn▼, Kaitrin, Kaity, Karena, Kari▼, Karna, Karri, Kas, Kasia, Kasja, Kaska, Kass, Kassi, Kassy, Kasya, Kat, Kata, Kate, Katee, Katena, Katey, Katha, Katharyn, Katheryn▼, Kathi▼, Kathiryn, Kathryn▼, Kathryne, Kathrynn, Kathy▼, Kati, Katia, Katie▼, Katina▼, Katka, Katla, Katrena, Katria, Katrien, Katrina▼, Katrine, Katrya, Katryna, Katy▼, Katya, Kay▼, Kaye▼, Kaylin, Taran, Taren and Taryn▼.Creative forms:
(female) Kayryn, Niryn, ..
(male) Katon, .. Middle name pairings:
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How popular is Karyn?
Karyn is a very popular first name for females (#921 out of 4276, Top 22%) but a unique last name for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)
Karyn was first listed in 1940-1949 and reached its highest rank of #465 in the U.S. in the 1960s, but is not in the list at the moment. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its source forms and related girl names. Katherine (#84 the previous year), Catherine (#179), Kaitlyn (#197), Kate (#222), Katie (#309), Kathryn (#319), Karen (#504), Kaylin (#619), Taryn (#1062), Katrina (#1167), Katy (#1547), Kathy (#1676), Kari (#1817), Katia (#1869), Kathryne, Kathi, Kati, Kaye, Kay, Katheryn, Katrena, Katina, Katya, Katharyn, Karan, Karena, Karin, Carin, Cathryn, Caryn, Caron, Karon, Karren, Katey, Carri, Caren, Kassi, Karri and Cari are the popular variation forms of Karyn. Usage of these forms of Karyn was widespread during 1960-1969 (usage of 5.12%) and has become much reduced since (usage 0.79%, 84% less), with forms like Kay becoming somewhat dated.
Karyn▼ is pronounced similarly to Careen, Carine, Carwen, Coren, Corin, Coryn, Corynn, Kareen, Karene, Karine, Karinne, Karrine, Karyne, Keren, Kerin, Kerryn, Koreen, Koren, Korin, Korrin, Koryn, Koryne, Korynn, Korynne and Kyrene. Other suggested similar names are Camryn, Carlyn, Daryn, Deryn, Eiryn, Eryn, Faryn, Kacye, Kaelyn, Kalen, Kaly, Kalyn▼, Kamlyn, Kamren, Kamron, Kamryn▲, Karee, Karilyn, Karina▼, Karlen, Karlin, Karly, Karlyn, Karlyne, Karma, Karman, Karmen, Karmin, Karmyn, Karol▼, Karolyn, Karra, Karryl, Karson, Kary, Karyl, Karyna, Karynna, Karys, Kason, Kasy, Kaya, Keryl, Kevyn, Kirya, Kory, Laryn, Lauryn▼, Maryn and Sharyn▼. These names tend to be less frequently used than Karyn.See names in meaning and etymology.