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Carolyn's a nice name but I'd rather hear Caroline.
Dogsy  11/21/2005
Well, I might be a bit biased because this is my name, but I really like it. It is simple and pretty. It is uncommon enough to be somewhat unique, but it is common enough so it does not get confusing and is not considered weird.
CarrieBear  12/4/2005
Carolyn Keene was the pseudonym under which the authors of Nancy Drew wrote.
Lady_Raltz  1/15/2006
I much prefer Carolyn over Caroline. The former is prettier, more feminine (IMO).
― Anonymous User  2/19/2006
I love this name. I also prefer Carolyn over Caroline. I find the name Carolyn much softer and not so snooty sounding.
― Anonymous User  4/25/2006
This is my grandmam's name, and I like it a lot better than Caroline, although both are okay. The name was really weird in her time. I also like Karolyn although I've never been too fond of C names spelled with Ks.
little_kit  5/24/2006
I might be a bit biased too, but I really like this name. Despite the fact of my way of spelling it (two N's) I think it's very unique and not very common.
― Anonymous User  7/17/2006
Carolyn Arends is a Christian music artist.
― Anonymous User  11/11/2006
Nice but too many people have the name! But it's a good name though just too popular.
― Anonymous User  5/8/2007
This was my grandmother's name and she was born in the 1920's. She was named after her grandmother who was named Caroline. I had wanted SO MUCH to use this name but had three boys! I think this is a lovely, classical name.
HollyJM  5/8/2008
Carolyn Dawn Johnson is a Canadian country singer.
katydid09  7/3/2008
I know for certain that Carolyn is not a modern variant of the name. My grandma's name is Carolyn, and she's in her 70's, meaning that, although this name is a variant of Caroline, it is definitely not a modern one.
Pippin  7/25/2008
Carolyn Jeanne Bessette-Kennedy (1966-1999).
ponette  8/23/2008
It's also German. It means "Song of Joy".
Vanilla  2/24/2010
Famous bearer is Carolyn Kennedy.
Vanilla  2/24/2010
Famous bearer is Carolyn Keene.
Vanilla  2/24/2010
My name, as you can tell, is Carolyn. A lot of people call me Carrie and Caroline. Carrie's nice. Caroline... it's ok but I don't really like people calling me that.
CarolynFranziska  8/31/2010
This name has quite a nice ring to it. Caroline does as well, but the 'ine' gives it a harsh droning sound, which sort of spoils it.
― Anonymous User  10/2/2010
This name has a really vivid sound to it. Kind of macho.
― Anonymous User  11/15/2010
An infamous bearer is Carolyn Bryant, arguably the whole starter of The Murder of Emmett Till.
Dawson  1/19/2011
Carolyn Jess-Cooke is an Irish poet and author of 'The Guardian Angels Journel'.
― Anonymous User  4/24/2012
Carolyn Stoddard was a character on the show Dark Shadows.
Ryry1996  6/8/2012
"Carolyn" is the title of a song by the rock band Black Veil Brides. It was named after the mother of the band's guitarist, Jake Pitts, in honor of her memory.
― Anonymous User  6/8/2012
This name got super popular in the '40's, especially in 1942, when it was #10. It's very pretty, and ages well unlike most names ending in -lyn. I like both Carolyn and Caroline, Carrie is a pretty nickname :)
Oohvintage  1/13/2013
I really like 'Carolyn.' It makes me the think of a trustworthy, gentle, and intelligent woman. I also like 'Carol." These are both great names and not heard very often here in S.C.
Bluefield  11/20/2013
As much as I like my name, there wasn't a day in high school where people didn't call me Caroline or sang OutKast's song "Roses" whenever they saw me.
ikcarolyn  4/14/2014
My name isn't Carolyn, it's CaroLINE. I am always getting called Carolyn and having my name spelled that way and it drives me nuts! Carolyn and Caroline are similar names, but they aren't the exact same name. So many people mispronunce both names. Like I said, I am CaroLINE like "Sweet Caroline" and Caroline Kennedy. Not Carolyn like Carolyn Bessette Kennedy or Carolyn Jones. I don't know why people have such trouble with both of these names.
― Anonymous User  12/9/2014
I'm a Carolyn, born in 1944. It was a popular name back then, but not as popular as some of the trendy names of the past few decades. My parents had to decide between naming me Nancy or Carolyn. Our last name began with C, and my English teacher mom liked the alliteration of having my first name begin with C. I have always liked my name -- never ran into too many other Carolyns over the years. If I could go back in time and alter my name, I would choose to be Caroline rather than Carolyn. Caroline sounds so refined and "old money", ha ha!
― Anonymous User  3/31/2015
Super cute, ages well, beautiful.
LV51sfan91  4/5/2015
"Variant of Caroline"? They have completely different pronunciations! Caroline has LINE in it. Carolyn is pronounced with a short I sound for the y.
xgirl  3/10/2016
It's considered a variant, because some people pronounce Caroline as KAIR-o-lin (sort of like Madeline being pronounced MAD-uh-lin).

The name Carolyn always makes me think of Carolyn Keane, (ghost?) author of the Nancy Drew mysteries. So I associate the name with detectives.
erb816  9/12/2016
This is my name, I don't believe anybody that says their name is Caroline but people call them Carolyn. My entire life no one has ever called me the correct name until they've been told 50 times. I hate my name, because no one ever bothers to try and say it right. I say my name loud and clear yet the only thing people hear is "Carol" and they just add "line" to it because that's apparently the only name they ever heard.
phei  8/25/2016
I actually think this name sounds really pretty. I don't like the name Carol or the name Caroline, but the -lyn really softens the name.
― Anonymous User  1/27/2017
The name Carolyn was given to 349 girls born in the US in 2016.
More than 99.9 percent of people with the first name Carolyn are female.
― Anonymous User  6/7/2017

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