Caryl

The Name Caryl: Meaning and Origin

The name Caryl has been used as both a masculine name and a feminine name. Though it is most often used as a girl’s name. The meaning of Caryl is Old German in origin where it meant “man” or “free man”. This name was very prominent in the old Germanic tribes usually given to girls who were being born into a free family.

The name travelled across the water and landed in the Welsh world some time in the mid 1800’s where it is seen derived from ‘caru’ which means love.

Popularity of the Name Caryl

The popularity of Caryl hit it’s highest popularity in the 1800’s and 1990’s. However in 2013, the name of Caryl didn’t reach the top 100 popular Welsh baby girls’ names but it is shared by three distinctly talented people.

Famous People with the Name

There is Caryl Jones who is a popular welsh singer and song writer who has been quite popular in the Wales. The name Caryl is also shared by one of the greatest harp soloist of our time the incomparable Caryl Thomas. The English Dramatist Caryl Churchil whose plays and dramas set her as one of the greatest theatre writers of all time. Though the name of Caryl is not popular, it is far from gone.

Useful Resources

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