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Carolynn is an optional spelling for the more classical Carolyn. Though they seem old-fashioned, both of these names come from the ever-popular and sporty Caroline. As of 1954, however, Carolynn is no longer a top 1,000 baby name option in America.

Meaning of the name Carolynn:

English: free man

Origin of the name Carolynn:

Carolynn is a variation of the original spelling, Carolyn. This latter name is a form of Caroline, which is a form of the ancient Germanic name Carolus. Carolus is a form of the baby name Charles for boys.

Symbolism of the name Carolynn:

Carolynn has the same meaning as Charles, as it is technically an updated, feminine form of it. Charles comes from the Germanic name Karl, which means “man.”

Style of the name Carolynn:


Gender of the name Carolynn:

Carolynn is an old-fashioned baby name for girls

Pronunciation of the name Carolynn:


Number of syllables in the name Carolynn:


Emotion evoked from the name Carolynn:

Carolynn feels old-fashioned and informal. It is a simple name that is kind and a bit southern.

Alternative spellings for the name Carolynn:

  • Carolyn 
  • Carolin
  • Carolen
  • Carolynne
  • Karolyn 
  • Karolynn
  • Karolynne
  • Karolin
  • Karolen

Nicknames for the name Carolynn:

Popularity of the name Carolynn:

Carolynn became a top 1,000 name in America in 1935 at number 938. It ascended to the top 600 list from 1942 to 1944, ranking at number 567 in 1942. 1954 was the last year on the top 1,000 list for Carolynn, coming in at rank 923 for girls.

Related names for the name Carolynn:

Great middle names for Carolynn and their meanings:

  • Noelle (Christmas)
  • Elise (my God is an oath)
  • Edith (riches, blessed)
  • Johanna (God is gracious)
  • Sigrid (victory, wisdom, beautiful)
  • Geneva (juniper tree)
  • Sylvie (spirit of the wood)
  • Ramona (wise protector)

Famous people with the name Carolynn:

Carolynns in popular culture:

  • Carolynn's Copper (type of butterfly in South Africa)