Meaning of First Name: Carolyn
Carolyn is a very popular first name for women (#42 out of 4276) but an uncommon surname or last name for both men and women. (1990 U.S. Census)
Carolyn \c(a)-rol-yn, car(o)-lyn\ as a girl's name is pronounced KARE-a-line, KARE-a-lin. It is of Old German origin, and the meaning of Carolyn is "free man". A 19th-century name which is either a variant of Caroline, or a blend of Carol and $2.
Carolyn has 7 variant forms: Carolien, Carolynn, Caroyln, Carrie, Carylon, Karolyn and Karolynn.
For more information, see also the related name Harolyn.
Baby names that sound like Carolyn are Caralyn, Carlyn, Carrolyn, Carolin, Carollyn, Caro
Census About Last Name: Rinker
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Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Population Division, Population Analysis & Evaluation Staff.
Lastnames provided above include all lastnames with over 0.001% frequency in the US population during the 1990 census. The table above includes over 50000 most common last names in America.