The name Carolyn is a girl's name meaning "free man". Carolyn is ranked #860 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Names That Mean Freedom and discussed in our forums with posts like "Generation CAF".
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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.
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