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What does Carrolyn mean?

Carrolyn Pronunciation of Carrolyn as a girls' name has its root in Old German, and Carrolyn means "free man". Carrolyn is an alternate form of Carol (Old German): originally a male name. Carrolyn is also a derivative of Caroline (Old German).



VARIANTS Karolynne, Karolynn, Karolyne, Karolyn, Karoline, Karolin, Karilynn, Karilyn, Karelyn, Karalynne, Karalyn, Karaline, Karaleen, Carolynne, Carolynn, Carolyne, Carolyn, Carollyn, Carolin, Carolein, Carolanne, Carolann, Carolan, Carilynne, Carilyn, Carileen, Caralynn, Caralyne, Caralyn, Caraline, Caralin, Caraleen

RELATIONS VIA CAROL, CAROLINE Carely, Carlan, Carlen, Carlin, Carllen, Carly, Carlyn, Carlyna, Carlyne, Carlynn, Carola, Carole, Carolee, Carolena, Carolina, Caroll, Caroly, Carrol, Carrola, Carroll, Carry, Cherlyn, Karolyna



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How popular is Carrolyn?

Carrolyn is an unusual given name for women. Carrolyn is an equally uncommon surname for all people. (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Which version is better?

Prominent varying forms of Carrolyn (OUTSIDE TOP 2000) appearing in the Top 2000 are Caroline (#55 FROM RECENT DATA), Carolina (#425), Carly (#483), Carolyn (#860), Carol (#1788), Karoline (#1893), Carolynn, Cherlyn, Carry, Carroll, Carrol, Carolynne, Caroll, Carolyne, Carlyn, Carolin, Carolee, Carole, Carolann, Carola and Karolyn. Usage of these forms of Carrolyn was at its apex in the 1940s (AVERAGE #1002) and is now much reduced (#1690, DOWN 91%), with forms such as Carole going out of style. Caroline is a constant favorite. (2018 U.S. SSA RECORDS)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Carly, Carlyn, Carol, Carola, Carolann in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Carole, Carolee, Carolin, Carolina, Caroline in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Caroll, Carolyn, Carolyne, Carolynn, Carolynne in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Carrol, Carroll, Carry, Cherlyn, Karoline, Karolyn in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Carly, Carolina, Caroline outside U.S.

Similar Names

Carrolyn is alike in pronunciation to Carolien, Carylon and Coralyn. Other suggested similar-sounding names are Caitlyn, Calyn, Camron, Camryn, Cardon, Carilena (see Caroline), Carlana, Carleen, Carlein, Carlena, Carling, Carlonda, Carlye, Carmon, Caroliana, Carolinda, Caron, Carreen, Carrey, Carrin, Carson, Caryn, Catelyn, Charalin (see Cherilyn), Charalyn, Charelyn, Charelynn (see Cherilyn), Charilyn, Charilynn (see Cherilyn), Charlyn, Charlyne, Charlynn, Cheralyn, Cherilin, Cherilyn, Cherilynn, Cherlyne, Cherralyn (see Cherilyn), Cherrilin (see Cherilyn), Cherrylin (see Cherilyn), Cherrylyn, Cherylin, Cheryllyn, Coralin, Corryn, Courtlyn, Darolyn, Darrellyn (see Daryl), Darrylin, Darrylynn, Farron, Farryn, Gerrilyn, Harolyn, Jacolyn, Jerrilyn, Karlyn, Larryn, Mandolyn, Maralyn, Marcelyn, Marcilyn, Marilyn, Marlyn, Marralynn (see Marilyn), Marrilyn, Marrlin, Marvelyn, Marylyn, Saralyn, Taralyn and Tarryn. These names tend to be more commonly used than Carrolyn.

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