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pinWhat does Caroline mean?

Caroline /car-o-line/ as a girls' name is pronounced KARE-a-line, KARE-a-lin. It is of Old German origin, and the meaning of Caroline is "free man".

From the French form of Latin or Italian Carolina, a feminine derivative of Carolus (see Charles). A stately diminutive with royal connotations, brought to England by George II's queen in the 17th century. The name has a formal, aristocratic, old-fashioned aura. Carolan is an Irish surname. See also Cara, Charlotte, and Karol. Princess Caroline of Monaco; fashion designers Carolina Herrera, Carolyne Roehm; First Daughter Caroline Kennedy Schlossberg; comedienne Caroline Rhea.


Caroline has 104 variants: Caddy, Callie, Caraleen, Caraleena, Caralin, Caraline, Caralyn, Caralyne, Caralynn, Cari, Carileen, Carilena, Carilyn, Carilynne, Carla, Carlan, Carleen, Carleena, Carlein, Carlen, Carlene, Carley, Carlin, Carlina, Carlinda, Carline, Carlita, Carllen, Carlota, Carlotta, Carly, Carlyn, Carlyna, Carlyne, Carlynn, Carlynne, Caro, Carol, Carola, Carolan, Carolann, Carolanne, Carole, Carolein, Caroliana, Carolin, Carolina, Caroll, Carollyn, Carolyn, Carolyne, Carolynn, Carolynne, Carri, Carrie, Carrolyn, Carry, Cary, Charla, Charleen, Charleena, Charlena, Charlene, Charline, Charlyne, Ina, Karaleen, Karaleena, Karalina, Karaline, Karalyn, Karalynna, Karalynne, Karelyn, Karilyn, Karilynn, Karla, Karleen, Karlein, Karlen, Karlena, Karlene, Karli, Karlie, Karlina, Karlinka, Karolin, Karolina, Karoline, Karolinka, Karolyn, Karolyna, Karolyne, Karolynn, Karolynne, Leena, Lina, Roline, Sharkeen, Sharla, Sharlena, Sharlene, Sharline and Sharlyne.

Related girl names: Carey, Charlesetta and Charmaine.

Caroline has 14 more different relations via Cara, Carolina, Charlotte, Karol: Caralee, Caralia, Caralie, Carina, Carine, Carlie, Carolena, Charlaine, Charlie, Charmaine, Karine, Karline, Karlyne and Karole.

Kreatif forms: Carolinia, Corline, Corroline. [more]

pinHow popular is Caroline?

Caroline is a very popular first name for females (#248 out of 4276, Top 6%) and also a very popular surname for all people (#48109 out of 150436, Top 32%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Presented below is the birth name popularity of Caroline for girls. Caroline reached its top rank of #58 in the U.S. in the year 2014. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Charlotte (#10 from current records), Callie (#186), Charlie (#229), Carly (#357), Carolina (#407), Karla (#504), Cara (#672), Carolyn (#742), Lina (#767), Carla (#864), Karlie (#885), Carlie (#966), Sharlene, Charles, Charline, Charmaine, Sharla, Ina, Karolyn, Karol, Karli, Charlene, Karlene, Carri, Carlene, Carley, Carleen, Carina, Carey, Cari, Carlotta, Carol, Cary, Charla, Carrie, Carolynn, Carolann, Carole and Charleen are the prominent related forms of Caroline (#58 from current records) ranked in the Top 1000. Other forms, like Carine, are uncommon. These relations of Caroline were popular as birth names during 1940-1949 (adoption of 0.33%) and are somewhat less widespread today (adoption 0.16%, down 52%), with versions like Carley, Carlie, Cara, Carla and Carina falling out of fashion. Charlie, Callie, Charlotte, Caroline, Carolina, Carly and Karla, and there is a revival in birth name usage for Callie, Carolina, Caroline, Charlie and Charlotte. Below is a graphed comparison of the popularity of the girl name Caroline and related names. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Caroline, Callie, Cara, Carey, Cari in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Carina, Carla, Carleen, Carlene, Carley in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Carlie, Carlotta, Carly, Carol, Carolann in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Carole, Carolina, Carolyn, Carolynn, Carri in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Carrie, Cary, Charla, Charleen, Charlene in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Charles, Charlie, Charline, Charlotte, Charmaine in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Ina, Karla, Karlene, Karli, Karlie in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Karol, Karolyn, Lina, Sharla, Sharlene in U.S.

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

Top 100 baby names ranking of Charlie, Charlotte, Lina outside U.S.

pinSimilar Names

Caroline is alike in pronunciation to Carolien, Carylon, Coralin, Coraline, Coralline, Coralyn, Coralyne, Karalynn and Koralline. Other recommended similar baby names are Appoline, Arline, Cabalina, Caelin, Caetlin, Cahlie, Cailene, Cailie, Cailin, Caitlin, Caitlinn, Caitlyne, Caitrine, Calie, Calin, Calina, Calvine, Caoilinn, Capucine, Cardin, Carie, Carilis, Carin, Carinne, Carlaena, Carlana, Carle, Carlee, Carlena, Carlenna, Carli, Carlia, Carling, Carlis, Carlisa, Carlise, Carlonda, Carlye, Carlyse, Carmaine, Carmelina, Carmie, Carmin, Carmina, Carmine, Carolee, Carolinda, Caroly, Caron, Caronn, Caronne, Caroyln, Carrin, Carrina, Carrine, Caryle, Carynne, Catalin, Catalina, Cataline, Catarine, Cateline, Catelinn, Caterine, Cathaline, Cathlene, Cathline, Cathlyne, Cathrine, Catlin, Catlina, Catline, Catrine, Catroina, Cauline, Cayelin, Caylie, Caylin, Celine, Charalin, Charalyn, Charalynne, Charelin, Charelyn, Charelynn, Charilyn, Charilynn, Charlanna, Charlayne, Charleene, Charlice, Charlien, Charlina, Charlize, Charlyn, Charlynn, Charmine, Cheralin, Cheralyn, Cheralynne, Cherilin, Cherilyn, Cherilynn, Cherilynne, Cherlyn, Cherlyne, Cherrilin, Cherrylene, Cherrylin, Cherryline, Cherylann, Cherylin, Cheryline, Cherylinn, Cherylyn, Cherylynn, Chorine, Ciline, Clarine, Colene, Colina, Coline, Colline, Coralena, Coralie, Coralina, Corallina, Corelie, Corine, Corlene, Corlie, Corrine, Daline, Daralice, Darlene, Darlina, Darline, Darlinn, Darlyne, Darolyn, Darryline, Darylene, Darylin, Daryline, Darylyne, Earlene, Earlie, Earlina, Earline, Erline, Faline, Fayline, Gayline, Harlene, Harlie, Haroldene, Haroldina, Harolyn, Jacobine, Jaculine, Jakobine, Jaline, Jarmaine, Jasolin, Joline, Karalie, Karlin, Karrine, Kateline, Kathline, Katline, Laraine, Laralaine, Lareine, Larine, Larraine, Larsine, Leoline, Lurline, Madeline, Mandoline, Maralin, Maralina, Maraline, Marceline, Marcine, Marilene, Marilin, Marine, Marjolaine, Marlane, Marlene, Marlie, Marlin, Marlina, Marline, Marlinn, Marlise, Marlyne, Marrlin, Marthine, Martine, Marylin, Merline, Myrline, Narine, Nataline, Nerolie, Nicoline, Ottoline, Paolina, Pauline, Pearline, Perline, Perlline, Rayline, Sarine, Soline, Verline and Wardine. These names tend to be less frequently used than Caroline.