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What does Carola mean?

Carola Pronunciation of Carola [car-o-la] as a girls' name is of Old German derivation, and the name Carola means "free man". Carola is a version of Carol (Old German): originally a male name. Carola is also a form of Caroline (Old German).


Carola has 3 variants: Carolee, Caroly and Carrola.

64 more different relations via Carol, Caroline: Caralin, Caralyn, Carel, Carely, Carey, Cari, Cariel, Carilena, Carilis, Carilyn, Carla, Carlan, Carlen, Carley, Carlin, Carlina, Carlita, Carllen, Carlota, Carlotta, Carly, Carlyn, Carlyna, Caro, Carolan, Carolann, Carolanne, Carole, Carolein, Carolena, Caroliana, Carolin, Carolina, Carolinda, Caroll, Carollyn, Carolyn, Carolyne, Carolynn, Carri, Carrie, Carrol, Carroll, Carrolyn, Carry, Cary, Caryl, Caryle, Caryll, Charla, Charyl, Karel, Karla, Karli, Karol, Karole, Karolin, Karolina, Karolyn, Karolyna, Karyl, Karyll, Lola and Sharla.

Creative forms:
(female) Charola, ..

(male) Caroan, Carori, ..

Middle name pairings:
Carola Carmen (C.C.), ..

How popular is Carola?

Carola is a somewhat prominent first name for women (#3179 out of 4276, Top 74%) and an even more prominent last name for all people (#59293 out of 150436, Top 39%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Carola was first listed in 1890-1899 and reached its top rank of #1691 in the U.S. then, but is not ranked currently. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Carola name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Carola outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related girl names. Popular variation forms of Carola are Carey, Cari, Carla (#873 from recent data), Carley (#1106), Carlota, Carlotta, Carly (#389), Carlyn, Caro, Carol (#1768), Carolann, Carole, Carolee, Carolin, Carolina (#430), Caroline (#62), Caroll, Carolyn (#752), Carolyne, Carolynn, Carri, Carrie (#1680), Carrol, Carroll, Carry, Cary, Caryl, Charla, Karel, Karla (#510), Karli (#1292), Karol, Karole, Karolina (#1712), Karolyn, Karyl, Lola (#224) and Sharla. Other variants, like Carilena, are seldom used. These forms of Carola were at the peak of their popularity 8 decades ago (usage of 5.5%) and are now much less popular (usage 0.6%, 89% less), with versions such as Carey becoming less trendy. Caroline is the most trendy girl name here.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Carola, Carey, Cari, Carla, Carley in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Carlota, Carlotta, Carly, Carlyn, Caro in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Carol, Carolann, Carole, Carolee, Carolin in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Carolina, Caroline, Caroll, Carolyn, Carolyne in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Carolynn, Carri, Carrie, Carrol, Carroll in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Carry, Cary, Caryl, Charla, Karel in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Karla, Karli, Karol, Karole, Karolina in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Karolyn, Karyl, Lola, Sharla in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Carla, Carly, Carolina, Caroline, Lola outside U.S.

Similar Names

Carola is pronounced similarly to Caralea, Caralee, Caralia, Caralie, Coralia, Coraly, Corella and Corilla. Other recommended names are Aarona, Cadhla, Caela, Caihla, Caila, Cala, Calla, Camala, Camela, Camila, Camyla, Cara, Carena, Caresa, Carina, Carisa, Carita, Carlah, Carleah, Carlee, Carli, Carlia, Carlie, Carlla, Carlye, Carma, Carmela, Carmia, Carmila, Carna, Caron, Caronn (see Karen), Caroyln, Cayla, Cerelia, Charela (see Harela), Charell, Charil, Charill (see Charlotte), Charle, Charlea, Charli, Charly, Charrela (see Harela), Cirilla, Coral, Corly, Corona, Creola, Creole, Creolla, Criolla (see Creola), Cyrilla, Darla, Earla, Harela, Harolda, Karlla, Karrla, Marla, Merola, Nacola (see Nicola), Nerola, Paola, Sarolta, Varona and Yarona. These names tend to be less frequently used than Carola.

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