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Carolan (girl)

What does Carolan mean?

Carolan Pronunciation of Carolan [car-olan] as a name for girls (also used as boys' name Carolan) is of Old German origin, and the name Carolan means "free man". Carolan is a Gaelic form of Caroline (Old German): from the French version of Carolina.

Associated with: gaelic.


Carolan has 32 variants: Caraleen, Caralin, Caraline, Caralyn, Caralyne, Caralynn, Carileen, Carilyn, Carilynne, Carolann, Carolanne, Carolein, Carolin, Carollyn, Carolyn, Carolyne, Carolynn, Carolynne, Carrolyn, Karaleen, Karaline, Karalyn, Karalynne, Karelyn, Karilyn, Karilynn, Karolin, Karoline, Karolyn, Karolyne, Karolynn and Karolynne.

30 more alternative forms via Caroline: Carilena, Carla, Carlan, Carleen, Carlein, Carlen, Carlene, Carley, Carlin, Carlina, Carline, Carllen, Carlota, Carly, Carlyn, Carlyna, Carlyne, Carlynn, Caro, Carol, Carola, Carole, Caroliana, Carolina, Caroll, Charla, Karla, Karlen, Karolina and Karolyna.

Creative forms:
(female) Cololan, Corolan, ..

(male) Caran, Cartan, ..

Middle name pairings:
Carolan Rose (C.R.), ..

How popular is Carolan?

Carolan is a rare first name for females but a very popular surname for all people (#13082 out of 150436, Top 9%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Prominent variation forms of Carolan (not ranked) ranked in the Top 2000 are Carla (#873 via latest list), Carleen, Carlene, Carley (#1106), Carline, Carlota, Carly (#389), Carlyn, Caro, Carol (#1768), Carola, Carolann, Carole, Carolin, Carolina (#430), Caroline (#62), Caroll, Carolyn (#752), Carolyne, Carolynn, Carolynne, Charla, Karla (#510), Karolina (#1712), Karoline (#1605) and Karolyn. Other variants, like Carrolyn, are seldom used. These relations of Carolan were popular in the 1940s (usage of 5.4%) and have become significantly less popular since (usage 0.5%, 90.9%), with versions such as Carley becoming less fashionable. Caroline is the most fashionable name for newborns in this compilation. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Carla, Carleen, Carlene, Carley, Carline in U.S.

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

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Carola, Carolann, Carole, Carolin, Carolina in U.S.

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

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Carolynne, Charla, Karla, Karolina, Karoline, Karolyn in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Carolan is pronounced similarly to Carolien, Carylon, Coralin and Coralyn. Other recommended names are Caelan, Caitlan, Callan, Carlaena, Carlah, Carlana, Carlena, Carling, Carlla, Carman, Carolee, Carolena, Carolinda, Caroly, Caron, Caronn (see Karen), Caroyln, Carrola, Catelan, Charalin (see Cherilyn), Charalyn, Charelin (see Cherilyn), Charelyn, Charilyn, Charlyn, Darolyn and Harolyn. These names tend to be more commonly used than Carolan.

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