Carolyn

Carolyn - A very unique female name



  Feb 21,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Carolyn, meaning free man, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #196. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Carolyn and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Carolyn? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Carolyn. The baby girl name Carolyn was given to 316 baby girls in 2012, ranking #758 on the national girl baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 4,472 baby girls were given this name - making this a very unique female name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Carolyn peaked in popularity 77 years ago in 1942 on position 10.



Famous with this name

Carolyn Jones
Carolyn Lawrence
Carolyn Miller


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Carolyn is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Carolyn is currently topping the baby name charts in West Virginia at position #367 - and is the least popular in Florida at position #1,221.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Carolyn is where you live.


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Carolyn origin and meaning

Carolyn is a 7 letter name with 3 syllables. This name means free man. To see famous people named Carolyn, pop culture references for the name Carolyn and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Carolyn

We've found the following names that sound similar to Carolyn, sorted by popularity.

Caroline / Charlene / Carolina / Carlene / Carolann / Charleen / Charline / Carleen / Carolynn / Coraline /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
2012758
2011725
2010744
2009691
2008680
2007604
2006518
2005488
2004422
2003424
2002362
2001349
2000306
1999301
1998325
1997277
1996233
1995240
1994229
1993200
1992196
1991191
1990169
1989159
1988157
1987148
1986162
1985155
1984155
1983151
1982148
1981144
1980147
1979138
1978129
1977129
1976129
1975119
1974118
1973116
1972110
1971104
197084
196971
196861
196760
196660
196558
196456
196356
196246
196142
196043
195942
195837
195733
195633
195530
195427
195325
195224
195122
195020
194917
194814
194715
194612
194512
194411
194311
194210
194111
194015
193914
193815
193720
193623
193528
193433
193341
193246
193160
193072
192977
192892
192799
1926114
1925127
1924127
1923132
1922144
1921145
1920151
1919166
1918165
1917164
1916162
1915166
1914169
1913170
1912183
1911185
1910196

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
West Virginia367
Massachusetts437
Pennsylvania454
Ohio491
Minnesota491
Alabama498
North Carolina511
Kentucky575
Mississippi583
South Carolina585
Georgia590
Arkansas606
New York677
Utah681
Virginia684
Illinois703
Kansas706
Tennessee735
New Jersey836
California873
Maryland894
Louisiana905
Washington966
Michigan967
Missouri968
Texas1164
Florida1221

Even more about Carolyn


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Carolyn a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique female name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Carolyn?

3 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
1942
Peak year
Female


Popularity Score™

Name Carolyn
Gender Female
Popularity 1 in 4,472
Letter count 7
Syllable count 3
Year first discovered 1910
2012 births +316

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