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Carolyn Name Information

Gender 👩 Girl
Pronunciation 📣 \c(a)-rol-yn, car(o)-lyn\
Number in U.S 👶 557,000
Rate in 2021 1778
Numerology 🔢 7
Name origin 🌍 English

Meaning of Carolyn

"Carolyn" is a popular name for girls that has English origin. Meaning of the name Carolyn is: "Free Man".

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9/14/2022 9:12:24 PM

Although I prefer Caroline as a name (It's more traditional and less dated) I'm glad my parents went with Carolyn instead as I have a very common surname. I still get called Caroline a lot, which is irritating because while It's a nice name, It's NOT MINE. And when I was a kid it was really hard to find personalised items with my name on, because the name has never been as popular in the UK as in the US.

8/20/2022 5:04:30 PM

I just named my daughter Carolyn. I have already had to correct people about the pronunciation, but they're better once they see It'spelled. I wanted a name'similar to Carol, which was my mother's name (she passed when I was 15), but not identical. I like that It's a traditional and classic name, yet not so over used that there will be 5 other Carolyns in her grade at school. I just hope that I haven't saddled her with the annoyance of having to correct lazy people about how to say it her entire life.

8/2/2022 2:33:18 AM

Who ever names their son Dakota is an idiot who should be ashamed. Thats like naming your son Emily. It's an obviously girl sounding name. Probally cuz it has "Kota" in it. Lol boys will defin'tely be picked on.

5/23/2022 1:54:36 AM

My name is Carolyn also and many people have said It's a beautiful name! My father and stepmother once bought me a coffee mug that had the meaning of my name and one of the things It'said was that the name is like a beautiful melody. I really can't understand the Carolyn on here who said that'she wished since she was a little girl that her name was Caroline instead, I don't like that name at all I hate the way the line sounds in it! At least Carolyn has two women's names put together and It'sounds it,Lyn is a woman's name line Isn't and lyn sounds *so* much better than line!

4/27/2022 7:22:12 AM

I'm Carolyn, named after my great-aunt Caroline. My parents changed the'spelling so people would pronounce it properly. Carolyn & Caroline are variations of the'same name, so I'm not picky about how people pronounce it. However, Carol is a completely different name, both in origin & meaning, so I don't generally answer when people call me Carol because I don't know they are talking to me. When I discover that'someone is addressing me by the name Carol, I will correct that because It's just confusing. I know of 4 different pronunciations for Caroline: CaroLINE, CaroLYN, CaroLEEN, & CaroLeenEH. It just depends on who you ask. The name exists in many different European countries/languages. The original spelling is Caroline, but if you want the last syllable to be pronounced lyn instead of line, the best way is to spell it with the lyn; but you will still get called Caroline as well. It's just not something I'm going to fuss about. It's nice no matter what someone's name is when people pay attention & try to pronounce it properly for that person. I just have far better things to do than to correct people all of the time. I correct someone the first time we meet & then don't worry about it, unless they call me George or something!

4/20/2022 5:10:48 AM

My name is Carolyn, and people pronounce and spell it wrong all the time. I have met few other people who have this name, and when i do, they spell it a different way. I love this name, I think It'sounds very elegant!

4/6/2022 11:40:30 PM

I love it now but not growing up because no one else had it I HATE being called or spelled Caroline. It's a totally different name and I don't know why people don't get that

12/27/2021 12:39:00 PM

My name is Carolyn. I LOVE my name. It is soft, sweet and ultra feminine. However, my beautiful name is often mispronounced because of jealousy. I will not allow anyone to mispronounce my name. It is usually a woman that does not like her name. Carolyn pronounced correctly can be sensual and superior and that is why women hate on my name.

12/25/2021 2:05:24 AM

If you are a native English speaker and like to pronounce names correctly there is absolutely no doubt that CAROLINE has the long "i" ending as in "line"; and if you are CAROLYN, also no doubt: your name ends with the'short "?" as in "lin". Who decided to make this so hard? Two different names! Carol is a totally different again; as with Dianne and Diana; Susan and Suzanne/Suzannah/ Susanna) etc.

12/11/2021 1:22:12 AM

My name is Carolyn and I love it. My parents and family are Chinese but I was born in NC. My mom took the Caroline part of the'states name and turned into Carolyn. It's really annoying when people pronounce or spell it wrong. Here was what people called me: Carol, Caroline, Coraline, Karlyn, and that's all. I'made so many corrections that when someone says or spell it wrong, I tell them, "It's Carolyn with a y. C-a-r-o-l-y-n." It grew into a reflex.

11/18/2021 11:41:24 AM

my friend's name is carolyn. she is small and has smiley eyes- just like her name. its radiant, i think. it makes me think of white horses in an open field of butterflys

11/12/2021 11:00:54 PM

I'm Carolyn, named after a great aunt Caroline. Both names were pronounced the'same way - lyn - by my family. I don't really care which way people pronounce it & answer to both. But I do understand why other people with the name get upset. Your name is your name & other people should respect that & make an attempt to spell it & pronounce it your preferred way. I get tired of being called Carol &, when I correct it, being told "It's the'same name." carol means "song" & Carolyn is a feminine version of Charles, meaning "stren'th". Besides, my nick name is Lynne. But I think everyone might just relax & realize not everyone is very sensitive. When people insist on mispronouncing or calling me the wrong name, I just return the favor. When'they correct me, I say their name correctly & then say "Oh, by the way, MY name's Carolyn.". That almost always gets them to say my name correctly.

9/26/2021 8:10:48 AM

People extremely often call me Caroline and It's also confusing since there's a Caroline I know and hang out with.

9/10/2021 6:51:36 PM

My name is Carolyn but I was always called "Carrie" by family and friends. I hated the name Carolyn as a child, probably because the only time I heard it was when I got in trouble LOL. As an adult, I now go by Carolyn because I think It'sounds more grown-up and professional than Carrie, but I have never felt quite "right" with the name. Plus lots of people misspell or mispronounce it as Caroline, which I find annoying because they don't seem to make an effort to correct the'selves and will consistently say the wrong name.

7/20/2021 6:48:00 PM

Carolyn is much better than Caroline.The former is less common and more humble sounding.


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*️⃣ What is the origin of the name Carolyn?
The origin of the name Carolyn is English.
*️⃣ How many people are named Carolyn?
Almost 557000 people are named Carolyn.
*️⃣ Which names are related to the name Carolyn?
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