carlin

Last name origins & meanings:

  1. 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.
  2. French: from a pet form of Charles.
  3. 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’).
  4. Italian (Venice): from a pet form of the personal name Carlo, Italian form of Charles.
  5. Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): Americanized spelling of Karlin.
  6. German: habitational name from Carlin in Brandenburg.
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