Karolyn

First Name
6k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
<100
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Karolyn

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Alt. Meaning

K is for kindle, the warmth in others.

A is for attractive, inside and out

R is for rely, everyone's trustworthy friend.

O is for objective, always impartial

L is for lucky, who is more?

Y is for young, the years never show!

N is for narrator, tell many stories

Notable Persons Named Karolyn

Karolyn Grimes is an actress. Her career lasted from 1945 to 1954. Karolyn was born on July 4th, 1940 in Hollywood, California, U.S.

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Karolyn Ali was a film and music producer. She was most active from 1994 to 2015. Karolyn was born on August 29th, 1944. She died on August 18th, 2015.

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Karolyn was born on June 30th, 1961 in Brookline, Massachusetts, U.S.

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Karolyn Nelke is an author and playwright. Karolyn was born on August 26th, 1948 in Bronx, New York, U.S.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1912 6 6 0
1913 5 5 0
1915 6 6 0
1916 6 6 0
1917 5 5 0
1918 13 13 0
1919 6 6 0
1920 9 9 0
1921 6 6 0
1922 7 7 0
1923 13 13 0
1924 14 14 0
1925 11 11 0
1926 18 18 0
1927 12 12 0
1928 13 13 0
1929 8 8 0
1930 17 17 0
1931 21 21 0
1932 25 25 0
1933 32 32 0
1934 45 45 0
1935 41 41 0
1936 42 42 0
1937 65 65 0
1938 79 79 0
1939 104 104 0
1940 107 107 0
1941 149 149 0
1942 129 129 0
1943 154 154 0
1944 133 133 0
1945 132 132 0
1946 167 167 0
1947 148 148 0
1948 122 122 0
1949 114 114 0
1950 92 92 0
1951 97 97 0
1952 97 97 0
1953 79 79 0
1954 73 73 0
1955 60 60 0
1956 64 64 0
1957 90 90 0
1958 74 74 0
1959 65 65 0
1960 70 70 0
1961 98 98 0
1962 106 106 0
1963 77 77 0
1964 92 92 0
1965 109 109 0
1966 89 89 0
1967 72 72 0
1968 72 72 0
1969 85 85 0
1970 81 81 0
1971 71 71 0
1972 63 63 0
1973 54 54 0
1974 63 63 0
1975 61 61 0
1976 70 70 0
1977 78 78 0
1978 56 56 0
1979 54 54 0
1980 39 39 0
1981 55 55 0
1982 53 53 0
1983 43 43 0
1984 40 40 0
1985 48 48 0
1986 39 39 0
1987 53 53 0
1988 45 45 0
1989 54 54 0
1990 56 56 0
1991 44 44 0
1992 63 63 0
1993 48 48 0
1994 49 49 0
1995 50 50 0
1996 37 37 0
1997 52 52 0
1998 32 32 0
1999 37 37 0
2000 32 32 0
2001 42 42 0
2002 32 32 0
2003 31 31 0
2004 40 40 0
2005 44 44 0
2006 38 38 0
2007 44 44 0
2008 28 28 0
2009 29 29 0
2010 26 26 0
2011 19 19 0
2012 25 25 0
2013 32 32 0
2014 30 30 0
2015 20 20 0
2016 24 24 0
2017 27 27 0

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Popularity of Karolyn as a first name

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Fun Facts about the name Karolyn

  • How Popular is the name Karolyn? Karolyn is the 3,440th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Karolyn have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 5,796 babies born with the first name Karolyn in the United States. That's more than enough people named Karolyn to occupy the territory of Montserrat (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 4,922 (as of May 12, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Karolyn? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1912 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Karolyn first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Karolyn is Tuesday, May 30th, 1876.
  • What year had the most people named Karolyn born? The highest recorded use of the first name Karolyn was in 1946 with a total of 167 babies.
  • Random Karolyn Factoid: According to the 1979 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Karolyn is not a popular baby girl's name in Michigan. Imagine that, only 6 babies in Michigan have the same name as you in 1979.
  • Weird things about the name Karolyn: Your name in reverse order is Nylorak. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ryknlao. How do you pronounce that?

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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).
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