Origin:German
Popularity:2105
Meaning:free man
A once-popular name between the 1920s and 1960s, Carolyn is now a rather unique girl’s name with German origins. Meaning “free man,” this name is a quirky variation of Caroline and Carlyn. If you’re a fan of Niel Diamond’s hit single “Caroline” and looking for something similar, Carolyn is the way to go! Famous bearers of this name include Carolyn Jones who played Morticia Addams on the TV series The Addams Family.

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Source: Social Security Administration

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