The name Taryn is a girl's name of Irish origin meaning "rocky hill". Taryn and is often added to lists like Stylish Girls' Names That End in Consonants and discussed in our forums with posts like "Names on NB that make you go WOW!".
From the experts:
Taryn is an offshoot of Tara 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 the 1980s, and has remained on the list ever since.
Nicollette Sheridan played a character named Taryn Blake in a 1980's TV series, and Taryn Baker was the name of an O.C. character.