Carolyn
Origin/Usage
Germanic
Pronunciation
KER-ə-lin
Meaning
Free woman
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Carolyn is a variant of Caroline. Caroline originates in Germanic languages and means "free woman". It is a feminine form of Carolus, ultimately derived from Charles. Caroline has been one of the most popular feminine given names over centuries and in various spelling in different countries around the world. It was a popular name within royalty, including several queens of Great Britain. Caroline was also the name of Napoleon Bonaparte's younger sister.

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Carlyn, Karolyn, Carolin, Karolin

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Carolyn Ferrell - writer
Carolyn Hart - published author
Carolyn Kizer - writer
Carolyn Clark - published author
Carolyn Johnson - musician
Carolyn Boyd - published author
Carolyn Chute - writer
Carolyn Gage - writer
Carolyn Murphy - model

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