[ 2 syll. car-lin, ca-rl-in ] The baby boy name Carlin is also used as a girl name. Its pronunciation is KAARLihN †. Carlin is used predominantly in the English language and its origin is Irish Gaelic. The name's meaning is small champion. See Carlin for more information.
Carlin is a variant of the name Carl (English, German, and Scandinavian).
Carlin is infrequently used as a baby name for boys. It is not listed in the top 1000 names. In 2012, out of the group of boy names directly linked to Carlin, Carl was the most widely used.
† Pronunciation for Carlin: K as in "key (K.IY)" ; AA as in "odd (AA.D)" ; R as in "race (R.EY.S)" ; L as in "lay (L.EY)" ; IH as in "it (IH.T)" ; N as in "knee (N.IY)"