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Meaning and name origin

Carolina \c(a)-roli-na, car(o)-lina\ as a girl's name is of Old German origin, and the meaning of Carolina is "free man". Carolina is a variant of Carol (Old German): originally a male name, an anglicized form of Carolus (see Charles). Also a variant of Caroline (Old German): from the French form of Latin or Italian Carolina, a feminine derivative of Carolus (see Charles).


Carolina has 9 variant forms: Caraleena, Carilena, Carolena, Caroliana, Karaleena, Karalina, Karalynna, Karolina, Karolyna.


Carolina is a very popular first name for females (#595 out of 4276, Top 14%) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#15244 out of 88799, Top 17%) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Carolina for girls. Carolina reached its highest rank of #254 in the U.S. in 2004. (2014 statistics).

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

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Carolina and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Caroline (#58), Carolina (#407) and Carol. (2014 statistics).

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

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

Similar Names

Carolina is also pronounced similarly to Coralina. Other suggested similar baby names are Caralin, Caraline, Carlana, Carlena, Carlin, Carlina, Carlinda, Carline, Carling, Carlyna, Carolan, Carolann, Carolein, Carolien, Carolin, Carolinda, Carolyn, Carolyne, Carolynn and Charlina. These names tend to be less commonly used than Carolina.