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Gender: F Meaning of Carolyn: "free man" Origin of Carolyn: Variation of Caroline Carolyn's Popularity in 2015: #752

The phonetic Carolyn spelling, which was very popular from the 1920s to the '60s, has been steadily on the wane while Caroline herself has stayed strong.

Carolyn Keene was the pseudonymous author of the Nancy Drew Books; Carolyn Jones played Morticia Addams on TV's The Addams Family.

Famous People Named Carolyn

Carolyn Shoemaker, American astronomer
Carolyn Hart, American mystery writer
Carolyn Francis, American musician
Carolyn Kizer, American poet
Carolyn Leigh, American lyricist
Carolyn Jane Maloney, U.S. Congresswoman from New York
Carolyn McCarthy, U.S. Congresswoman from New York
Carolyn Jean Cheeks Kilpatrick, U.S. Congresswoman from Michigan
Carolyn Sue Jones, American actress
Carolyn Dawn Johnson, Canadian country music singer
Carolyn Hax, American advice columnist
Carolyn Keene, pen name used by writers of the Nancy Drew book series
Carolyn Murphy, American model and host of "Project Runway All Stars"
Carolyn "Carly" Elizabeth, birth daughter of reality TV personalities Catelynn Lowell and Tyler Baltierra ("Teen Mom")
Carolyn Hennessy, American Author and Actress.
Carolyn Jeanne Bessette-Kennedy, wife of John F. Kennedy Jr.
Carolyn London, Tyra Banks' mother

Pop Culture References for the name Carolyn

Carolyn Burnham, character in the film "American Beauty"
Carolyn, character in novelette "The Hot Moms Club" by author Tina Tirrell
Carolyn Stoddard in the show "House of Dark Shadows" & adaptions