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Ranked #107


Gender: Girl. Popularity for the Last 10 Years: 9 (Ranked #1235).

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 accord, the harmony you spread.

R is for righteous, you know when you're right.

O is for old fashioned, you cherish the past.

L is for love, everlasting.

Y is for yearn, your innermost desires.

N is for natural, the genuine side of you.

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

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


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 1962 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Carolyn" ranks #26 in popularity as a baby girl's name in North Carolina. Imagine that, 396 babies in North Carolina have the same name as you in 1962. Across the entire United States a total of 9,721 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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 west? Search for the name to check your answer!

Celebrities named Carolyn

Carol Kane

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


Carolyn Jones

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


Carolyn Murphy

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


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.


Carolyn Dawn Johnson

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


Carolyn Lilypaly

Carolyn was born in 1969.


Past life for Carolyn born Dec 14, 2012

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Eastern Australia approximately on 1125. Your profession was preacher, publisher, and scribbler of ancient inscriptions.

Psychologically, you were timid, constrained, and quiet. You had creative talents, waited until that life to be liberated. Sometimes environment considered you strange. Your main task - to make the world more beautiful. Physical and spiritual deserts are just waiting for your touch. Keep smiling!

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