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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Carlyn

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Alt. Meaning

C is for compassion, your finest side.

A is for attractive, inside and out

R is for resourceful, in any challenge that comes your way

L is for luxury, the luxury of your smile.

Y is for yippee, and the things that inspire you to yell it

N is for normal, step outside of the box!

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Carlyn was born on August 12th, 1936.

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How popular is the baby name Carlyn in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1900 5 5 0
1904 5 5 0
1908 6 6 0
1909 6 6 0
1910 5 5 0
1913 11 11 0
1914 8 8 0
1915 15 15 0
1916 17 17 0
1917 17 17 0
1918 15 15 0
1919 17 17 0
1920 16 16 0
1921 16 16 0
1922 11 11 0
1923 14 14 0
1924 28 21 7
1925 19 19 0
1926 19 19 0
1927 24 24 0
1928 19 19 0
1929 30 25 5
1930 38 38 0
1931 23 17 6
1932 26 26 0
1933 29 24 5
1934 20 20 0
1935 24 24 0
1936 37 32 5
1937 32 32 0
1938 37 27 10
1939 36 30 6
1940 39 34 5
1941 46 38 8
1942 52 52 0
1943 68 68 0
1944 60 60 0
1945 47 47 0
1946 54 54 0
1947 58 58 0
1948 39 39 0
1949 36 36 0
1950 50 50 0
1951 37 37 0
1952 43 43 0
1953 41 41 0
1954 39 39 0
1955 42 42 0
1956 51 51 0
1957 47 42 5
1958 32 32 0
1959 40 40 0
1960 39 39 0
1961 53 53 0
1962 54 54 0
1963 40 40 0
1964 43 43 0
1965 49 49 0
1966 38 38 0
1967 46 46 0
1968 39 39 0
1969 36 36 0
1970 42 42 0
1971 38 38 0
1972 22 22 0
1973 28 28 0
1974 31 31 0
1975 44 44 0
1976 35 35 0
1977 26 26 0
1978 28 28 0
1979 26 26 0
1980 38 38 0
1981 47 47 0
1982 45 45 0
1983 47 47 0
1984 59 59 0
1985 69 69 0
1986 62 62 0
1987 72 72 0
1988 67 67 0
1989 61 61 0
1990 55 55 0
1991 68 68 0
1992 74 74 0
1993 72 72 0
1994 78 73 5
1995 58 58 0
1996 57 57 0
1997 63 63 0
1998 42 42 0
1999 52 52 0
2000 66 66 0
2001 57 57 0
2002 56 56 0
2003 48 48 0
2004 57 57 0
2005 46 46 0
2006 42 42 0
2007 45 45 0
2008 44 44 0
2009 44 44 0
2010 33 33 0
2011 33 33 0
2012 38 38 0
2013 37 37 0
2014 33 33 0
2015 31 31 0
2016 28 28 0
2017 28 28 0

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Popularity of Carlyn as a first name

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Fun Facts about the name Carlyn

  • How Popular is the name Carlyn? Carlyn is the 4,187th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Carlyn have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 4,255 babies born with the first name Carlyn in the United States. That's more than enough people named Carlyn to occupy the territory of Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 4,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Carlyn? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1900 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Carlyn first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Carlyn is Monday, May 28th, 1883.
  • What year had the most people named Carlyn born? The highest recorded use of the first name Carlyn was in 1992 with a total of 74 babies.
  • Random Carlyn Factoid: According to the 1992 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Carlyn is not a popular baby girl's name in Texas. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Texas have the same name as you in 1992.
  • Weird things about the name Carlyn: Your name in reverse order is Nylrac. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ycnrla. How do you pronounce that?

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
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