Carolyn - girls name

Carolyn name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 17%

Carolyn name meaning:

The name Carolyn is of English origin and is derived from the name Caroline, which ultimately comes from the Latin name Carolus, meaning "man" or "free man". It is a feminine variation of the name Charles and was originally used as a surname before becoming a given name.

People named Carolyn are often described as intelligent, determined, and independent individuals. They possess a strong sense of responsibility and are known for their practical and organized nature. Carolyns are usually reliable and trustworthy, making them great friends and family members.

The name Carolyn has a timeless and classic feel to it, embodying elegance and grace. It has been popular for many generations and continues to be well-loved today. Those named Carolyn often exude a sense of sophistication and charm. Overall, Carolyn is a beautiful name with a rich history and a meaning that represents strength and independence.

Origin: English

Form of Caroline. Little, womanly.

Related names

Caroline , Carlene, Carolyn

Other girls names beginning with C


Overall UK ranking: 4634 out of 5581

4 recorded births last year

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Historical popularity of Carolyn

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