|Pronunciation||📣 \c(a)-rol-yn, car(o)-lyn\|
|Number in U.S||👶 557,000|
|Rate in 2021||1778|
|Name origin||🌍 English|
"Carolyn" is a popular name for girls that has English origin. Meaning of the name Carolyn is: "Free Man".
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I just adore this name because I love the movie Flight of the Navigator. There is a NASA intern in this movie named Carolyn McAdams. (played by Sarah Jessica Parker) The name Carolyn makes me think of someone who is friendly, intelligent, and beautiful. (probably because that's how I think of Carolyn on Flight of the Navigator) I also used to have a best friend named Carolyn when I was in first grade. (that was 5 years ago) Anyways, I just LOVE this name way better than Caroline. I wish my name was Carolyn.
Most people in Britain struggle with the name Carolyn and call me Caroline,which I dislike, no matter how many times I tell them.I end up shortening it to Lynn.I also sometimes ignore people that'shout "Caroline" as I get so fed up.It's not even a long name!Holidays in the USA and Australia are great, as everyone gets my name right. Greeks and Portuguese get it right as well.Why can't the BrIt'sh make an effort? I'm chuffed to bits when'they get it right!
My name is Carolyn and It's a great name'sometimes people call me Caroline by accident but I like Carolyn.
I cam relate to the comments from all my fellow Carolyn's who share the'same name as well as all the misspellings & mispronunciation over the course of my life time. When I was younger in grade school I wasn't thrilled about it because it wasn't as common as all my friends...even'though I found out it was the #25 most popular girl name in the year I was born. All my life have been called CaroLINE by both friends & teache's alike. Not that It's a bad name but as everyone has mentioned it is not our name. How is it a teacher cannot distinguish the difference. That has been many years ago & I have learned to love my name & many comment they like it as well. I feel it is unique & not as common as most but not something I would refer to as old fashion. When pronounced correctly it really is beautiful & after all these years happy my parents named me as such. I prefer it over the more common names during my era. Wishing all Carolyn's out there a happy life.
My mothe's middle name is Carolyn after her mom Carol. And I love the name!! I am going of name my daughter Carolyn but call her Carlie. I think the name is beautiful..
Carolyn is a great name! It's a little different (more so than Caroline), but still traditional. I love it!
Carolyn is better than Carol and Caroline I am a lovable soul
My name is Carolyne, prounced "Caroline" but most people prounce it "Carolyn"
It's really odd that'some names that were more popular like Carolyn was, became much less popular for some reason and other names that were not as popular became so. I really hope Carolyn makes a popular come back but not too too much that It's not special and way too common.
I know a Carolyn. She is a gem! She is so different than other girls & I don't know if the rarity of her name has a thing to do with it; but she is smart & sassy and funny! We lost touch and I NEVER forgot her. When we reconnected it was as if we had never lost touch. She is an AMAZING woman. She is unique and SO caring. I refer to her as my TOWGA because she is The One Who Got Away... She moved away & I ALWAYS carried her in my heart. I PRAYED she would orbit back into my world. She is married and her husband is the luckiest man on the planet...I call her my best friend. I love this woman. She knows I love her and she knows I'm ALWAYS going to be out here loving her. We are close in spirit, but miles apart. If you are reading this & want to hear the back story you can contact me & I'll gladly share. why? Because life is short and love is all we really have to prove we were here...GOD was stingy when creating girls like her!!!
Caroline has traditionally been pronounced "Carolyn", not "CaroLINE". The alternate pronunciation became trendy in the 50's and 60's, with Caroline Kennedy and othe's. I prefer the pronunciation Carolyn, but with the classic spelling of Caroline.
My name is Carolyn pronounced Carol Lynn not Caroline. I really dislike, ok, hate being called Caroline. Caroline has the harsher'sounding ending, line, a thing people stand on for hours like at the DMV! It has become so bad with the mispronunciation of my name that I am forced to spell it whenever I order coffee at Starbucks. when'they hand me my steaming hot latte what does It'say, "CAROLINE" !
My name is Carolyn (I'm 25 and its quite unusual). But I love it, it feels pretty and feminine
I just found the exact coffee mug I was talking about which describes the meaning of the name Carolyn! It'says,Meaning:Melody When people are near you they just want to croon, or else simply whistle a bright happy tune.For your name brings music to everyone's ears- it can soften a heart or dispel any fears.You'll bring joy to othe's throughout your life long ,and always be thought of as a joyous song. On the bottom of this mug It'says Design by PAPEL and Poetry by Marci G.
My name is Carolyn and I'm in 4th grade my friend can't spell my name and my teache's call me Caroline but I love my name
I named my daughter born in 2000, Carolyn. She is absolutely beautiful, intelligent and a pleasure to have around. The'sound of the name Carolyn fits her to a "T". Don't know why more people do not use this name.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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!
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
People extremely often call me Caroline and It's also confusing since there's a Caroline I know and hang out with.
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.
Carolyn is much better than Caroline.The former is less common and more humble sounding.