Meaning and Origin of: Carlin

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First name origins & meanings:

  • Latin : Strong one
  • Old German : Freeholder; Feminine form of Carl

Last name origin & meaning:

  • Irish (now also common in Scotland) : Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Cairealláin, an Ulster family name, also sometimes Anglicized as Carlton, meaning ‘descendant of Caireallán’, a diminutive of the personal name Caireall.
  • French : from a pet form of Charles.
  • Swedish : probably a habitational name from any of various places named with Karl- or from the personal name + -in, a common suffix of Swedish family names (originally Latin -inus ‘descendant of’).
  • Italian (Venice) : from a pet form of the personal name Carlo, Italian form of Charles.
  • Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic) : Americanized spelling of Karlin.
  • German : habitational name from Carlin in Brandenburg.