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555k
in the U.S.
since 1880

Carolyn

  • Gender: Girl
  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: Little womanly one
  • #107 All Time
Girls
Boys

How popular is the name "Carolyn" in the U.S.?



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YearTotal Babies BornGirls BornBoys BornRanking
188080800
188160600
188262620
188358580
188475750
188586860
188682820
188797970
18881231230
18891331330
18901241240
18911101100
18921221220
18931461460
18941471470
18951491490
18961491490
18971451450
18981691690
18991411410
19001851850
19011481480
19021791790
19031571570
19041831830
19052102100
19061841840
19071841840
19082802800
19092992990
19103313310
19113873870
19125175170
19136766760
19148358350
19151,1061,09610
19161,2151,2150
19171,2291,2245
19181,3291,3290
19191,3301,3300
19201,5561,5560
19211,7531,7530
19221,7061,7060
19232,0172,0107
19242,2272,2225
19252,2002,1919
19262,4132,4130
19272,8132,8058#99 girl name
19282,8562,84610#91 girl name
19293,2813,2729#77 girl name
19303,7453,72520#72 girl name
19314,0244,00816#60 girl name
19324,6014,58714#46 girl name
19335,0605,04119#41 girl name
19346,4896,46722#33 girl name
19356,9886,96523#28 girl name
19367,9377,90730#23 girl name
19378,9858,94144#20 girl name
193810,62510,58540#15 girl name
193911,33111,29041#14 girl name
194012,70212,65646#15 girl name
194116,33216,27260#11 girl name
194220,04119,98160#10 girl name
194320,43520,35976#11 girl name
194418,74018,67169#11 girl name
194517,28817,23850#12 girl name
194619,94519,89847#12 girl name
194720,79020,74446#15 girl name
194818,65318,61340#14 girl name
194917,43717,40829#17 girl name
195015,62215,59725#20 girl name
195115,22215,18735#22 girl name
195214,32014,28139#24 girl name
195312,92612,89630#25 girl name
195412,18312,15429#27 girl name
195511,20211,17131#30 girl name
195610,67110,63932#33 girl name
195711,59611,57125#33 girl name
195810,84510,81332#37 girl name
19599,7639,73033#42 girl name
19609,4349,40925#43 girl name
196110,52310,49825#42 girl name
19629,7219,69328#46 girl name
19638,1538,12132#56 girl name
19648,0908,06426#56 girl name
19656,9936,97122#58 girl name
19666,1426,12220#60 girl name
19675,7425,71626#60 girl name
19685,5535,53716#61 girl name
19695,1525,13517#71 girl name
19704,5324,51913#84 girl name
19713,6153,6087
19723,0082,99513
19732,5822,57111
19742,4832,4758
19752,3532,3467
19762,1222,1166
19772,2062,19511
19782,1852,17510
19792,0632,0567
19801,9361,9297
19811,9701,96010
19822,0162,0088
19831,9231,91310
19841,8331,8249
19851,8471,83710
19861,7471,73611
19871,8231,81211
19881,8101,8028
19891,8271,81017
19901,7231,7149
19911,5661,5597
19921,5181,5180
19931,4771,4770
19941,2291,2290
19951,1801,1746
19961,2081,2080
19971,0611,0610
19989019010
19991,0341,0340
20001,0291,0290
20018688680
20028208200
20037007000
20047297290
20056256250
20065855850
20074954950
20084484480
20094254250
20103773770
20113713710
20123583580
20133433430
20143743740

Want to know about the populiarty of Carolyn? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 555,370 babies born with the name Carolyn in the United States. That's more than enough Carolyns to occupy the country of Solomon Islands with an estimated population of 553,935 (as of July 1, 2012). The name first appeared in the year 1880 when it was given to 80 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Carolyn" was in 1947 with a total of 20,744 babies. (That's a lot of baby Carolyns)

According to the 1954 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Carolyn" ranks #53 in popularity as a baby girl's name in Colorado. Imagine that, 75 babies in Colorado have the same name as you in 1954. Across the entire United States a total of 12,183 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

What does the name "Carolyn" mean?

Carolyn (English): Little womanly one

The name "Carolyn" is of English origin and it means "Little womanly one". It's a name commonly given to girls. There are 2 other names that are similar to this one.

C is for compassion, your finest side.

A is for able, for you surely are.

R is for rely, everyone's trustworthy friend.

O is for old fashioned, you cherish the past.

L is for lucky, who is more?

Y is for yearn, your innermost desires.

N is for name, a pleasant one indeed.

Your name in reverse order is "Nylorac". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Cylroan". How do you pronounce that?

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

Where is the name Carolyn popular?



The map shows the relative popularity of the name Carolyn in each of the states since 1950. Can you guess a name that was popular in the south? Search for the name to check your answer!

Celebrities named Carolyn

Carol Kane

Carol Kane is an actress with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1971 to present. Carol was born in 1952 as Carolyn Laurie Kane in Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.

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Carolyn Jones

Carolyn Jones is an actress and singer with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1952 to 1983. Carolyn was born in 1929 as Carolyn Sue Jones in Amarillo, Texas, U.S.

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Carolyn Murphy

Carolyn Murphy is a model with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1 to present. Carolyn was born in 1975 as Carolyn Murphy in Panama City, Florida, U.S.

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Callie Khouri

Callie Khouri is a film/television writer, director, feminist, lecturer, and producer. Callie was born in 1957 as Carolyn Ann Khouri in San Antonio, Texas, U.S.

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Carolyn Dawn Johnson

Carolyn Dawn Johnson is a singer-songwriter specializing in country music with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1 to present. Carolyn was born in 1971 in Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada.

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Carolyn Lilypaly

Carolyn was born in 1969.

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Past life for Carolyn born Apr 20, 1942

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Northern Canada approximately on 475. Your profession was artist, magician, and fortune teller.

Psychologically, you had a Bohemian personality - mysterious, highly gifted, capable of understanding ancient books. Magical abilities, could be a servant of dark forces. Your problem - to learn determination and persistency. Every misfortune should crash upon your strong will.

Name poster for Carolyn

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Here's something for you to ponder on...

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