What does Carolina mean?
Carolina \c(a)-roli-na, car(o)-lina\ as a girls' name. Carolina's root is Old German, and the meaning of the name Carolina is "free man". Carolina is a variation of Carol (Old German): originally a male name. Carolina is also a form of Caroline (Old German).
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 (#25329 out of 150436, 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)
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 (usage of 0.6107%) and has become significantly less since (usage 0.2988%, down 51.1%), 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)