Karlyn: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Karlyn

Karlyn

Pronunciation: KAHR-lin, KAR-lin (key)

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Carlin

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Pronouced ˈkär-lin.
My mother "invented" inspired by both grandfathers being Karls. (anglicized to Charles)
I hated my name...sounds like she tried too hard.

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Many people will tend to mispronounce and misspell this name.
I saw the name in print in a detective magazine in 1962.
Ten years later, it was the name used by one of the showgirls in Reno.
In the 80s, I learned it was name of sister of a minister in town.
50,000+ hits on Google in 2009!

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Kay

Meanings and history of the name Karlyn: | Edit

Variation of the name "Carlin" which is Gaelic/Celtic for "Little Champ"
Feminine form of "Karl" (which is German for "Manly")
Scandinavian and German for "Womanly, Strength"

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