First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Carilyn

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Alt. Meaning

C is for caress, a loving touch for your loved ones.

A is for appreciative, of all you have

R is for realist, the way you are.

I is for intuitive, others should trust your instincts

L is for lucky, who is more?

Y is for young, the years never show!

N is for natural, the genuine side of you.

Fun Facts about the name Carilyn

  • How Popular is the name Carilyn? Carilyn is the 17,918th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Carilyn have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 425 babies born with the first name Carilyn in the United States. That's more than enough people named Carilyn to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Carilyn? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1935 when it was given as a first name to 13 new born babies.
  • When was Carilyn first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Carilyn is Wednesday, December 15th, 1875.
  • What year had the most people named Carilyn born? The highest recorded use of the first name Carilyn was in 1958 with a total of 17 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Carilyn: Your name in reverse order is Nylirac. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Inlacyr. How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for Carilyn born Jun 8, 1941

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 New Guinea approximately on 1825. Your profession was medicine man, surgeon, and herbalist.

You had a mind of a scientist, always seeking new explanations. Environment often misunderstood you. Had a respectable knowledge. Your lesson - to study, to practice and to use wisdom, enclosed in psychological sciences, and in ancient manuscripts. With strong faith and hard work you will reach your real destiny in present life.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).