Name: Caroline

Origin and Meaning of the Name Caroline

  • Meaning:
    Free man
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    Free man
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  • Pronunciation:
    (KARE o lin); (KARE o line)
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Miscellaneous Info for Caroline

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  • Used in:
    Danish, English and French speaking countries
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    French cognate of Carolina. It was borne by Caroline Brunswick, queen consort to King George IV, Caroline of Brandenburg-Ansbach, queen consort to King George II and by Lady Caroline Lamb, mistress of the poet Lord Byron. "Sweet Caroline" is the name of a well-known song by Neil Diamond.

    Princess Caroline of Monaco is the heir presumptive to the throne of Monaco, as her brother Albert has never married.

    Caroline is a very popular name in Denmark - it was the 6th most popular name in 2006. In the USA, Caroline is predominantly popular on the East coast, including being the 8th most popular name in the District of Columbia.

Similar Names to Caroline for Boys & Girls

Popularity Rank of Caroline (US top 1000 names since 1880)

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