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 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).
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).
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.