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Gender: Female Meaning of Caryn: "pure" Origin of Caryn: Spelling variation of Karen, Danish variation of Katherine

The name Caryn is a girl's name of Scandinavian, Danish origin meaning "pure". Caryn and is often added to lists like Names That Mean Pure and discussed in our forums with posts like "Girls Makeover - Two Middles".

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Modernized spelling not enough to revive Karen.

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Famous People Named Caryn

Caryn Elaine Johnson, birth name of American actress/comedienne Whoopi Goldberg
Caryn Davies, American Olympic rower
Caryn Mandabach, American TV producer
Caryn Richman, American actress
Caryn Franklin, English fashion commentator
Caryn Lynn Mower, American actress, stuntwoman, and wrestler
Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg, American poet
Caryn Linda Navy, American mathematician and computer scientist
Caryn James, American film critic and novelist
Caryn Ward, American actress
Caryn Waechter, American film director and photographer

Pop Culture References for the name Caryn

Carynn, Carryn, Caryne, Caren, Carren, Carrin, Caryna


paulapuddephatt Says:


I like the look of Caryn and Karyn, but would it be 100% clear that you pronounce them the same way as Karen? It isn't like Kathryn, where the 'y' would necessarily create the same sound.