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Caroline

What does Caroline mean?

Caroline Pronunciation of 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 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. See also Cara, Charlotte, and Karol. Princess Caroline of Monaco; fashion designers Carolina Herrera, Carolyne Roehm; First Daughter Caroline Kennedy Schlossberg; comedienne Caroline Rhea.

Associated with: england, 17th century, aristocratic (noble), old, princess.

Variations

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.

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

Creative forms:
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Middle name pairings:
Caroline Journie (C.J.), ..

How 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)

Caroline reached its top rank of #58 in the U.S. in the year 2014, and is presently at #62. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Caroline name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Charlotte (#9 from current records), Callie (#196), Charlie (#207), Carly (#389), Carolina (#430), Karla (#510), Cara (#727), Carolyn (#752), Karlie (#815), Lina (#857), Carla (#873), Carlie (#1047), Carina (#1067), Carley (#1106), Leena (#1259), Karli (#1292), Charlene (#1532), Karoline (#1605), Carrie (#1680), Karolina (#1712), Carol (#1768), Charline, Charlesetta, Sharlene, Charlyne, Sharla, Ina, Karlene, Charles, Karleen, Karol, Karole, Karolyn, Charmaine, Carri, Carlota, Carlotta, Carlyn, Caro, Carline, Carlene, Carey, Cari, Carleen, Carola, Carolann, Carolynne, Carry, Cary, Charla, Carolynn, Carolyne, Carole, Carolin, Caroll and Charleen are the prominent related forms of Caroline (#62 from current records) ranked in the Top 2000. Other forms, like Caralee, are uncommon. These relations of Caroline were popular as birth names 75 years ago (adoption of 6%) and are now significantly less widespread (adoption 1.5%, down 74%), with versions like Charmaine falling out of fashion. The most trendy names for newborns here are Charlotte, Caroline, Charlie, Callie and Karlie.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Caroline, Callie, Cara, Carey, Cari in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Carina, Carla, Carleen, Carlene, Carley in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Carlie, Carline, Carlota, Carlotta, Carly in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Carlyn, Caro, Carol, Carola, Carolann in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Carole, Carolin, Carolina, Caroll, Carolyn in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Carolyne, Carolynn, Carolynne, Carri, Carrie in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Carry, Cary, Charla, Charleen, Charlene in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Charles, Charlesetta, Charlie, Charline, Charlotte in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Charlyne, Charmaine, Ina, Karla, Karleen in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Karlene, Karli, Karlie, Karol, Karole in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Karolina, Karoline, Karolyn, Leena, Lina in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of 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.

Similar Names

Caroline is alike in pronunciation to Carolien, Carylon, Coralin, Coraline, Coralline and Coralyne. Other recommended names are Appoline, Cailene, Cailie, Cailin, Caitlinn, Caitlyne, Calie, Calina, Capucine, Carilis, Carlana, Carlena, Carlenna (see Carlene), Carli, Carling, Carlise, Carlonda, Carlyse, Carmina, Carmine, Carolinda, Caroly, Caron, Caronne, Carrin, Caryle, Catalin, Catalina, Cataline, Cateline, Cathlene, Celine, Charalyn, Charalynne (see Cherilyn), Charilynn (see Cherilyn), Charleene, Charlien, Charlina, Charlyn, Chorine, Coralina, Corine, Corlene, Darlene, Darlina, Darlyne, Darylene, Daryline, Erline, Gayline, Haroldene, Haroldina, Harolyn, Jaculine, Jaline, Jarmaine, Karalie, Katline, Laralaine, Larine, Marceline, Marjolaine, Marlene, Marlina, Marlyne, Nataline, Pauline, Pearline and Rayline. These names tend to be less frequently used than Caroline.

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