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.Kreatif forms: Canrole, Caroze, Clarole. [more]
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 #60 in the U.S. during the years 1940-1949, but is not ranked at the moment. (2014 U.S. SSA Records)
Below is a graphed comparison of the history of Carole and corresponding names. Callie (#186 from recent data), Carey, Cari, Carla (#864), Carleen, Carlene, Carley, Carly (#357), Carol, Carolann, Carolee, Carolina (#407), Caroline (#58), Carolyn (#742), Carolynn, Carri, Carrie, Carrol, Carroll, Cary, Caryl, Charla, Karla (#504), Karli, Karlie (#885), Karol and Karolyn are the popular related forms of Carole listed in the Top 1000. Other variants, like Caraleen, are seldom used. These relations of Carole were at the top of their popularity during the years 1940-1949 (median #644) and are somewhat less conventional today (#857, ▼60%), with forms such as Carolyn becoming less fashionable. The trendier girl names in this compilation are Callie, Carly, Carolina, Caroline and Karla, with Callie, Carolina and Caroline having a resurgence in popularity.
Thinking of names?
Carole▼ is alike in pronunciation to Coral▼. Other recommended similar baby names are Camile, Caralea, Caralee, Caralia, Caralie, Caree, Carie, Carine, Carlah, Carle, Carleah, Carlee▼, Carli▼, Carlia, Carlie▼, Carlla, Carlye, Carmie, Carolien, Caron, Caronn, Caronne, Caroyln, Carree, Charela, Charell, Charelle, Charil, Charill, 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.