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What does Carlin mean?

Carlin Pronunciation of Carlin [car-lin] as a boys' name (also used as girls' name Carlin) is of Irish and Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Carlin is "little champion". Comedian George Carlin.

Associated with: irish, little, champion.


Carlin has 2 variants: Carling and Carly.

Affiliated boy name: Carollan.

Creative forms:
(male) Canlin, Caslin, ..

(female) Cartil, ..

Middle name pairings:
Carlin Demari (C.D.), ..

How popular is Carlin?

Carlin is a rare given name for males but a very popular last name for all people (#2867 out of 150436, Top 2%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Carlin was first listed in 1930-1939 and reached its apex position of #1474 in the U.S. in the year 1992, but is not found in the list at the moment. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Carlin name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Carlin outside U.S.

Similar Names

Carlin is alike in pronunciation to Karlan and Karlin. Other recommended names are Arlin, Bartin, Berlin, Caidin, Cailin, Cain, Callis, Calvin, Camdin, Caolan, Carden, Carl, Carlile, Carlito, Carlos, Carlsen, Carlson, Carman, Carmino, Carolan, Caron, Carsan, Carson, Carvil, Carwyn, Catlin, Cattlin, Collin, Corbin, Corin, Corrin, Corvin, Corwin, Crain, Dallin, Darin, Darwin, Earvin, Farin, Farrin, Galin, Gamlin, Garin, Garlin, Garlind, Garrin, Garwin, Gaylin, Harbin, Hardin, Harkin, Harlan, Harlen, Harli, Jarin, Jarrin, Jaylin, Kaelin, Kalin, Katlin, Larkin, Larrin, Malin, Marlen, Marlin, Marlinn (see Marlon), Marlon, Martin, Marwin, Maslin, Merlin, Nalin and Talin. These names tend to be more frequently used than Carlin.

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