Baby Name Popularity, Data, and History


Meaning: Free Man
Main Origin Language: English
(Or View Carolyn Boy)

In 2017 the name Carolyn...

• was given to 321 baby girls
• was the 841st most popular name for baby girls
• was 35% less popular than it was ten years ago
• was most popular in Pennsylvania, Maryland, and South Carolina
• was about as popular as Jaylee and Zoie
Babies Named Carolyn Born Per Year
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Per 100,000
Total Number
(In years of less than five births the number born is listed as zero and the rank was set to be the maximum rank)

Historically the name Carolyn...

• achieved it's highest popularity in 1950
• achieved it's lowest popularity in 2017
• is 97% less common in the 2010s than it was in the 1950s
• is 71% less common in the 2010s than it was in the 1990s
• has the most similar popularity history to Bernice, Dolores, Kathleen, Laurence, Harold, Roger
• has the most opposite popularity history to Annalisa, Noemi, Shoshana, Rafael, Francesco, Aron
Rank Popularity of Baby Name Carolyn Per State
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Geographically the name Carolyn...

• 42% more popular east of the Mississippi than west of the Mississippi
• has the most similar state naming pattern as Teresa, Malani, Anne, Ryland, Emory, Alvin
• has the most opposite state naming pattern as Penelope, Emma, Olivia, Gabriel, Hunter, Liam
Boy Names With Similar Spelling
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Average Age of Benjamin
54 Years
Benjamin is older than 83% of all names
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More information on Carolyn by the Baby Name Institute

• How many babies named Carolyn are born every second?
• What are the chances a kid named Carolyn will be the only kid named Carolyn in his class?
• How similar is the naming popularity of Carolyn compared to other names?
• How was each statistic for this page calculated?
• How does Carolyn rank among the top 2,500 names of the year?
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