The name Caryn is derived from Scandinavian, Danish, origin and it means 'pure'. It is the Scandinavian variant of the name Karen. The meaning of Caryn could also be derived from the Greek name Ἑκατερινη (Hekaterine), which comes from the word ἑκάτερος (hekateros) meaning 'each of the two'. The meaning is also derived from the name of the goddess Hecate. It also comes from the Greek word αἰκία (aikia) meaning 'torture' or 'my consecration of your name'. There are many other variants to this name such as Cathrine, Catrine, Katrin, Katrina, Catharina and Katharina.