What does Carole mean?
Carole [ca-r-ole] as a name for girls is of Old German origin, and the name Carole means "free man". Carole is an alternate spelling, with the suffix -e, of Carol (Old German): originally a male name. Carole is also a variant of Caroline (Old German).
Carole has 60 more alternative forms via Carol, Caroline: Callie▲, Caraleen, Caralin, Caraline, Caralyn, Caralyne, Carely, Carey▼, Cari▼, Carileen, Carilena, Carilis, Carilyn, Carla▼, Carlan, Carleen, Carlein, Carlen, Carlene▼, Carley▼, Carlin, Carline, Carllen, Carlota, Carly▼, Carlyn, Carlyne, Caro, Carola, Carolan, Carolann, Carolanne, Carolee, Carolein, Carolena, Carolin, Carolina, Carollyn, Caroly, Carolyn▼, Carolyne, Carolynn, Carolynne, Carri, Carrie▼, Carrola, Carrolyn, Carry, Cary, Charla, Charyl, Karla▼, Karlen, Karli, Karlie▲, Karlote, Karolin, Karoline, Karolyn and Karolyne.Creative forms:
(female) Casole, Corole, ..
(male) Carce, Caroleto, .. Middle name pairings:
Carole Maura (C.M.), ..
How popular is Carole?
Carole is a very popular first name for women (#275 out of 4276, Top 6%) and a slightly less popular last name for all people (#75466 out of 150436, Top 50%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Shown below is the birth name history of Carole for girls. Carole entered the list in 1910-1919 and reached its top rank of #57 in the U.S. during the years 1940-1949, but is not ranked at the moment. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)
Which version is better?with its source forms and related girl names. Below is a graphed study of the history of Carole and corresponding names. Callie (#196 from recent data), Carey, Cari, Carla (#873), Carleen, Carlene, Carley (#1106), Carline, Carlota, Carly (#389), Carlyn, Caro, Carol (#1768), Carola, Carolann, Carolee, Carolin, Carolina (#430), Caroline (#62), Caroll, Carolyn (#752), Carolyne, Carolynn, Carolynne, Carri, Carrie (#1680), Carrol, Carroll, Carry, Cary, Caryl, Charla, Karel, Karla (#510), Karli (#1292), Karlie (#815), Karol, Karole, Karoline (#1605), Karolyn and Karyl are the popular related forms of Carole listed in the Top 2000. Other variants, like Carlyne, are seldom used. These relations of Carole were at the top of their popularity during the years 1940-1949 (median #1128) and have become much less conventional since (#1654, ▼89%), with forms such as Carrie becoming less fashionable. Callie, Caroline and Karlie are three of the more chic birth names here.
Carole▼ is alike in pronunciation to Coral. Other recommended names are Camile, Caralea, Caralee, Caralia, Caralie, Caree, Carie, Carine, Carlah, Carle, Carleah, Carlee▲, Carli, Carlia, Carlie, Carlla, Carlye, Carmie, Carolien, Caron, Caronn (see Karen), Caronne, Caroyln, Carree, Charela (see Harela), Charell, Charelle, Charil, Charill (see Charlotte), Charle, Charlea, Charlee▲, Charley▲, Charli▲, Charlie▲, Charly, Cheryle, Cole, Coralee, Coralie, Coraly, Corelie, Corlee, Corley, Corlie, Corly, Creola, Creole, Cyrille and Lacole. These names tend to be less commonly used than Carole.See names in meaning and etymology.