Carlin \c(a)-rlin, car-lin\ as a boy's name (also used as girl's name Carlin), is of Irish and Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Carlin is "little champion". Comedian George Carlin.
Carlin has 2 variant forms: Carling and Carly.
For more information, see also the related name Carollan.
Baby names that sound like Carlin are Garlin and Karlin.