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Meaning and Name Origin

Carolina \c(a)-roli-na, car(o)-lina\ as a girls' name has the meaning "free man". Carolina is a variation of Carol (Old German). Carolina is also a form of Caroline (Old German).


Carolina has 9 variants: Caraleena, Carilena, Carolena, Caroliana, Karaleena, Karalina, Karalynna, Karolina and Karolyna.

Carolina has 21 more different forms via Carol, Caroline: Caralin, Caraline, Carlin, Carlina, Carlinda, Carline, Carlita, Carlyna, Carola, Carolan, Carolann, Carolein, Carolin, Carolinda, Carolyn, Carolyne, Carolynn, Karlina, Karolin, Karoline and Karolinka.


Carolina is a very popular first name for women (#595 out of 4276, Top 14%) and also a very popular last name for both adults and children (#15244 out of 88799, Top 17%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Presented below is the birth name popularity of Carolina for girls. Carolina reached its peak rank of #254 in the U.S. in the year 2004, and is presently at #407. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Carolina name in U.S.

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

Shown below is a comparison of the usage of the girl name Carolina and associated names. Popular alternative forms of Carolina (#407 last year) are Caroline (#58 last year), Carolyn (#742), Carolynn, Carolann and Carol. Usage of these girl names reached its highest during 1940-1949 and has become significantly less since, with the forms Carolyn and Carol becoming less trendy. Caroline (#58) and Carolina (#407) are two of the more trendy birth names here, with Carolina and Caroline enjoying a revival in popularity. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Carol, Carolann, Carolina, Caroline, Carolyn, Carolynn in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Carolina is pronounced similarly to Coralina. Other recommended similar baby names are Carlana, Carlena, Carling, Carolien and Charlina. These names tend to be less commonly used than Carolina.