Carolyn

Pronunciation: ka-hro-hle-e-n
Origin: Germany
gender-female
Author

Emmy Samtani

Emmy Samtani

Emmy is the founder of Kiindred and mother to 3 little ones. Over the last 4 years, she has worked with some of the most credible experts in the parenting space and is a keen contributor on all things parenthood.
Region Origin: Europe

Carolyn is a feminine name with various meanings and origins. The name is derived from the German word "Karl," which means "free man". It is also considered the female version of the name Charles, which has a similar meaning. In Italian, Carolyn means "strong" and is a feminine form of Charles. In French, it means "free" or "strong". In Latin and Old English, the name means "free" or "free woman" and "song of happiness," respectively. The name Carolyn has a rich history, with its origins dating back to Old German and Old English. It has been used for many decades and is known for its classic appeal that transcends trends.

Carolyn Name Popularity Data

chat-overall Overall: Carolyn is currently #429 on Kiindred
gender-female Girl: Carolyn is currently #233 on Kiindred Girl Names
gender-male Overall Unique: Carolyn is currently #424 on Kiindred Unique Names
gender-female Girl Unique: Carolyn is currently #233 on Kiindred Girl Unique Names

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Famous People Named Carolyn

  • Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy: Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy was an American publicist and the wife of John F. Kennedy Jr. She passed away in 1999.
  • Carolyn McCormick: Carolyn McCormick is an American actress known for her role as Dr. Elizabeth Olivet on the television series "Law & Order."
  • Carolyn Hennesy: An American actress, author, and animal advocate, recognized for her roles in "Dawson's Creek," "General Hospital," and "The Bay," for which she won a Daytime Emmy Award.