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Carolyn - Meaning of Carolyn

What does Carolyn mean?

Meaning of the name CarolynCarollanCarolinCarollenCarolenCarollynCarolanCarollin

[ 3 syll. ca-ro-lyn, car-ol-yn ] The baby boy name Carolyn is also used as a girl name, with the latter form being much more common. Its pronunciation is KAA-R-owLihN or KEHR-owLihN †. The origin of Carolyn is the Irish language. Carolyn is a variant of the name Carollan.

See also the related category irish.

Carolyn is a rare baby name for boys. At the modest peak of its usage in 1943, 0.005% of baby boys were given the name Carolyn. It ranked at #741 then. The baby name has since declined in popularity, and is now of infrequent use. Out of all boy names in its group, Carolyn was nonetheless the most widely used in 2016. In the past century Carolyn has mostly been a girl name. In 1945, the name Carolyn was given to 346 times as many girls than boys.

Baby names that sound like Carolyn include Carolin, Carlino, Carollin, Carollyn, Carlin, Corlin, Corlyn, and Karlin.

† English pronunciation for Carolyn: K as in "key (K.IY)" ; AA as in "odd (AA.D)" ; R as in "race (R.EY.S)" ; OW as in "oak (OW.K)" ; L as in "lay (L.EY)" ; IH as in "it (IH.T)" ; EH as in "ebb (EH.B)" ; N as in "knee (N.IY)"


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