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What does Carolee mean?

Carolee Pronunciation of Carolee [car-olee] as a girls' name is of Old German origin, and the name Carolee means "free man". Carolee is an alternate spelling of Carol (Old German): originally a male name.


Carolee has 3 variants: Carola, Caroly and Carrola.

37 more different relations via Carol: Carel, Carely, Carey, Cariel, Carilis, Carla, Carleen, Carlene, Carley, Carlin, Carline, Carly, Carlyn, Caro, Carolann, Carole, Carolena, Carolin, Carolina, Caroline, Caroll, Carolyn, Carolynn, Carolynne, Carrie, Carrol, Carroll, Carrolyn, Caryl, Caryle, Caryll, Charleen, Charlene, Karleen, Karlie, Karol and Karole.

Creative forms:
(female) Caolee, Criolee, ..

(male) Carkee, ..

Middle name pairings:
Carolee Cordelia (C.C.), ..

How popular is Carolee?

Carolee is a very prominent first name for women (#1665 out of 4276, Top 39%) but an unusual surname for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Carolee entered the list in 1930-1939 and reached its top rank of #677 in the U.S. in the 1940s, but is not ranked at the moment. (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Prominent alternative forms of Carolee ranked in the Top 2000 are Carey, Carla (#873 from current records), Carleen, Carlene, Carley (#1106), Carline, Carly (#389), Carlyn, Caro, Carol (#1768), Carola, Carolann, Carole, Carolin, Carolina (#430), Caroline (#62), Caroll, Carolyn (#752), Carolynn, Carolynne, Carrie (#1680), Carrol, Carroll, Caryl, Charleen, Charlene (#1532), Karleen, Karlie (#815), Karol and Karole. These forms of Carolee reached the peak of their popularity 8 decades ago (usage of 5.59%) and have become much less conventional since (usage 0.48%, 91.5%), with versions such as Charlene becoming less trendy. Caroline and Karlie are two of the more contemporarily stylish birth names in this list.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Carolee, Carey, Carla, Carleen, Carlene in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Carley, Carline, Carly, Carlyn, Caro in U.S.

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

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

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Carolynne, Carrie, Carrol, Carroll, Caryl in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Charleen, Charlene, Karleen, Karlie, Karol, Karole in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Carolee is pronounced similarly to Caralea, Caralee, Caralia, Caralie, Coralee, Coralie, Corelie, Karalee and Karalie. Other suggested similar names are Calee, Callee, Caraleen (see Caroline), Caree, Carileen (see Caroline), Carlah, Carle, Carleah, Carlee, Carlen, Carli, Carlia, Carlie, Carlla, Carllen, Carlye, Carolan, Carolein (see Caroline), Carolien, Carolyne, Caronne, Carree, Caylee, Charelle, Charle, Charlea, Charlee, Charley, Charlie, Cherilee, Cherylee, Corlee, Corley, Corlie, Creole, Cyrille, Harlee, Karlee, Marilee, Marlee, Marylee and Saralee. These names tend to be less commonly used than Carolee.

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