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Girl Name: Karolyn

Name: Karolyn
Pronunciation: \k(a)-rol-yn, kar(o)-lyn\
Gender / Sex: girl name girl
Meaning: free man
Origin: Slavic
Sounds Like: Karlyn, Karolynn, Karolyne, Karolyna, Karolin, Karilyn, Karelyn, Karalyn
Similar Names: Darolyn, Harolyn
Rank as First Name (Given Name): 1626


Karolyn \k(a)-rol-yn, kar(o)-lyn\ as a girl's name is a variant of Caroline (Old German), Carolyn (Old German) and Karolina (Slavic), and the meaning of Karolyn is "free man".

The baby name Karolyn sounds like Karlyn, Karolynn, Karolyne, Karolyna, Karolin, Karilyn, Karelyn and Karalyn. Other similar baby names are Darolyn and Harolyn.

View a list of the 3 names that reference Karolyn.


Karolyn is a very popular first name for women (#1626 out of 4276) but an uncommon surname or last name for both men and women. (1990 U.S. Census)

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