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What does carolyn mean

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ford808

Asked by ford808 at 8:00 PM on Oct. 3, 2011 in Baby Names

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  • Carolyn comes from Caroline.
    Carolyn \c(a)-rol-yn, car(o)-lyn\ as a girl's name is pronounced KARE-a-line, KARE-a-lin. It is of Old German origin, and the meaning of Carolyn is "free man". A 19th-century name which is either a variant of Caroline, or a blend of Carol and Lyn.

    Carolyn has 7 variant forms: Carolien, Carolynn, Caroyln, Carrie, Carylon, Karolyn and Karolynn.

    For more information, see also the related name Harolyn.
    http://www.thinkbabynames.com/meaning/0/Carolyn
    gemgem

    Answer by gemgem at 8:06 PM on Oct. 3, 2011

  • Origin of the name Carolyn:
    A feminine form of the Latin Carolus, which is a cognate of Charles (full-grown, a man, a freeman). Var: Carey, Cari, Carri, Carrie, Kari, Karrie.
    http://babynamewizard.com/namipedia/girl/carolyn
    gemgem

    Answer by gemgem at 8:08 PM on Oct. 3, 2011

  • It would have taken you less time to type it in to a baby name website then to have strangers do it for you.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:04 AM on Oct. 4, 2011

  • According to thinkbabynames.com, it means "free man".
    poptart0325

    Answer by poptart0325 at 8:52 AM on Oct. 4, 2011

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