Caroline Name Meaning & Origin

Caroline

Pronunciation: KA-rə-liyn (key)

Origin of the name Caroline:

A feminine form of the Latin Carolus, which is a cognate of Charles (full-grown, a man, a freeman). Var: Carey, Cari, Carri, Carrie, Kari, Karrie.

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

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Carol, Carolina, Carolyn

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Nicknames for Caroline

C.C., Cece, Caddie, Cal, Cali, Callie, Carly, Carlie, Car, Cara, Care, Care-bear, Caro, Carol, Carolina-Lu, Carrie, Cari, Cary, Carey, Lin, Lina, Lina-Lu, Liney, Linny, Rory, Za'an, Nina, Ni

Meanings and history of the name Caroline

Latin: "Beautiful woman"
Italian: "Music"
French: "Song of Happiness"
English: "Joy"
American & Scottish: Song of Joy

Famous real-life people named Caroline

Caroline Grace
Caroline of Ansbach was the German wife of English King George II in the 18th century
Lady Caroline Lamb had a famous liaison with poet Lord Byron
Caroline (Quiner) Ingalls, mother of author Laura Ingalls Wilder
Caroline Bouvier Kennedy Schlossberg, daughter of American President John F. Kennedy
Caroline Healey Dall, American suffragist
Caroline Schemerhorn Astor, Head of New York Society 1880's-1900's
Caroline Lee Hentz, American writer
Caroline Julia Bartlett, American reformer
Caroline Scott Harrison, First Lady and wife of Benjamin Harrison
Caroline White Soule, American religious leader
Caroline Kennedy, American author and attorney
Caroline Burckle, American swimmer
Caroline Wozniacki, Danish tennis player
Princess Caroline of Monaco

Caroline in song, story & screen

"Sweet Caroline," a song by Neil Diamond, and done in Glee
"Caroline in the City," TV show
Caroline Ingalls, a character in "Little House on the Prairie"
"The Hills of Caroline" a song by Vince Gill
Caddie Woodlawn, heroine of the best-selling pioneer novel, whose full name was Caroline Augusta Woodlawn
"Caroline," a song by David Gray
"Caroline No," a song by the Beach Boys
"Caroline," a song by Concrete Blonde
Caroline Farrell, aka Echo, a character in "Dollhouse"
"Caroline" by MC Solaar, a well-known song in France
"Caroline" song by Brandi Carlile (featuring Elton John)
Caroline Forbes, the intelligent, type A blonde on The Vampire Diaries
"Caroline", a French childrens' book series
"Caroline" is mentioned in "Roses" by Oatkast, but not favorably.
"Caroline" is an unseen character in the single-player campaign of Portal 2
Caroline, one of the main characters in "2 Broke Girls"

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