Taryn is an offshoot of Tara or Tyrone that has a variety of meanings in a variety of cultures. In 1953, Taryn was presented to the public as an invention by actors Tyrone Power and Linda Christian for their daughter's name, at which point it gained a short spurt of popularity. Taryn returned to the Top 1000 in 1974, peaking in 1986 at Number 327, and has remained on the list ever since. It decreased in popularity for many years but had a small spike to reach Number 738 in 2013.
Nicollette Sheridan played a character named Taryn Blake in a 1980's TV series, and Taryn Baker is the name of an O.C. character.