Carlyn is a very popular first name for women (#2018 out of 4276) but an uncommon surname or last name for both men and women. (1990 U.S. Census)
Carlyn \c(a)-rl-yn, car-lyn\ as a girl's name is a variant of Carla (Old German), Carlene (Old German), Carol (Old German) and Caroline (Old German), and the meaning of Carlyn is "free man". The baby name Carlyn sounds like Caralyn, Carlin, Karlyn, Carlen, Carlyne, Carolyn, Carlynn, Carlyna, Carlan and Carilyn. Other similar baby names are Cailyn, Caelyn, Caylyn, Catlyn, Calyn, Carly, Carlye, Caryn, Charlyn, Darlyn, Carryn and Marlyn. View a list of the 4 names that reference Carlyn.