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Caroline

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How popular is the baby name Caroline in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 306 306 0 #75 girl name
1881 316 316 0 #74 girl name
1882 304 304 0 #85 girl name
1883 321 321 0 #86 girl name
1884 380 380 0 #78 girl name
1885 399 399 0 #78 girl name
1886 370 370 0 #91 girl name
1887 398 398 0 #84 girl name
1888 458 458 0 #89 girl name
1889 491 491 0 #84 girl name
1890 455 455 0 #94 girl name
1891 407 402 5 #100 girl name
1892 476 476 0 #100 girl name
1893 483 483 0 #99 girl name
1894 473 473 0
1895 484 484 0
1896 437 437 0
1897 456 456 0
1898 441 441 0
1899 393 393 0
1900 455 455 0
1901 406 406 0
1902 452 452 0
1903 389 389 0
1904 429 429 0
1905 407 407 0
1906 409 409 0
1907 437 437 0
1908 449 449 0
1909 443 443 0
1910 553 553 0
1911 550 550 0
1912 785 785 0
1913 805 805 0
1914 996 989 7
1915 1,402 1,402 0
1916 1,385 1,385 0
1917 1,368 1,368 0
1918 1,457 1,457 0
1919 1,300 1,295 5
1920 1,437 1,437 0
1921 1,425 1,425 0
1922 1,268 1,268 0
1923 1,309 1,304 5
1924 1,302 1,302 0
1925 1,193 1,193 0
1926 1,217 1,217 0
1927 1,167 1,167 0
1928 1,197 1,189 8
1929 1,192 1,192 0
1930 1,165 1,160 5
1931 1,125 1,125 0
1932 1,109 1,103 6
1933 1,050 1,050 0
1934 1,069 1,069 0
1935 1,048 1,048 0
1936 1,075 1,075 0
1937 1,100 1,093 7
1938 1,116 1,116 0
1939 1,010 1,005 5
1940 1,169 1,161 8
1941 1,173 1,173 0
1942 1,396 1,391 5
1943 1,352 1,352 0
1944 1,212 1,212 0
1945 1,015 1,015 0
1946 1,090 1,090 0
1947 1,150 1,150 0
1948 1,082 1,082 0
1949 1,001 1,001 0
1950 880 880 0
1951 917 917 0
1952 919 919 0
1953 884 884 0
1954 770 770 0
1955 743 743 0
1956 702 702 0
1957 1,135 1,135 0
1958 990 990 0
1959 1,046 1,046 0
1960 1,218 1,213 5
1961 2,204 2,198 6
1962 1,993 1,988 5
1963 1,691 1,691 0
1964 2,105 2,105 0
1965 1,821 1,816 5
1966 1,551 1,551 0
1967 1,450 1,450 0
1968 1,412 1,412 0
1969 1,352 1,352 0
1970 1,374 1,374 0
1971 1,211 1,211 0
1972 1,071 1,071 0
1973 1,121 1,113 8
1974 1,206 1,199 7
1975 1,232 1,232 0
1976 1,235 1,226 9
1977 1,205 1,205 0
1978 1,313 1,308 5
1979 1,357 1,352 5
1980 1,320 1,315 5
1981 1,401 1,392 9
1982 1,544 1,537 7
1983 1,479 1,479 0
1984 1,641 1,631 10
1985 1,755 1,750 5
1986 1,807 1,802 5
1987 2,055 2,044 11
1988 2,330 2,322 8
1989 2,693 2,663 30
1990 2,832 2,819 13
1991 2,843 2,843 0
1992 3,183 3,176 7
1993 3,081 3,081 0
1994 3,456 3,449 7 #94 girl name
1995 3,797 3,797 0 #92 girl name
1996 4,465 4,465 0 #78 girl name
1997 4,444 4,439 5 #75 girl name
1998 4,280 4,274 6 #75 girl name
1999 4,478 4,472 6 #71 girl name
2000 5,028 5,021 7 #65 girl name
2001 4,870 4,862 8 #62 girl name
2002 4,655 4,655 0 #67 girl name
2003 4,584 4,584 0 #68 girl name
2004 4,388 4,375 13 #74 girl name
2005 3,980 3,973 7 #83 girl name
2006 3,788 3,788 0 #89 girl name
2007 3,404 3,404 0 #99 girl name
2008 3,552 3,540 12 #94 girl name
2009 3,621 3,621 0 #87 girl name
2010 3,355 3,355 0 #88 girl name
2011 3,364 3,364 0 #87 girl name
2012 3,413 3,413 0 #80 girl name
2013 3,973 3,973 0 #63 girl name
2014 4,343 4,337 6 #58 girl name
2015 4,304 4,304 0 #62 girl name

Want to know about the popularity of the Caroline baby name? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 215,953 babies born with the name Caroline in the United States. That's more than enough Carolines to occupy the country of Samoa with an estimated population of 186,340 (as of November 7, 2011). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given to 306 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Caroline" was in 2000 with a total of 5,021 babies. (That's a lot of baby Carolines)

According to the 1982 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Caroline" ranks #88 in popularity as a baby girl's name in North Carolina. Imagine that, 83 babies in North Carolina have the same name as you in 1982. Across the entire United States a total of 1,544 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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Where is the name Caroline popular?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Caroline" mean? The list below shows the origins of Caroline as well as things modernly associated with the name Caroline such as celebrities named Caroline.

Origin and Meaning of Caroline

The name "Caroline" is of Latin origin, and it means "Beautiful Woman". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Caroline Wozniacki

Caroline Wozniacki is a tennis biography. Caroline was born in 1990 in Odense, Denmark.

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C.C. Catch

C.C. Catch is a singer specializing in pop, synthpop, euro disco, and italo disco music with the most prominent portion of their career being from 1983 to present. C.C. was born in 1964 as Caroline Catherine Muller.

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Caroline Dhavernas

Caroline Dhavernas is an actress with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1990 to present. Caroline was born in 1978 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

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Caroline Munro

Caroline Munro is an actress, model, and singer with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1969 to present. Caroline was born in 1950 in Windsor, Berkshire, England.

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Caroline Rhea

Caroline Rhea is a comedian, actress, model, and voice actress with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1986 to present. Caroline was born in 1964 as Caroline Gilchrist Rhea in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

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Caroline Winberg

Caroline Winberg is a model and actress. Caroline was born in 1985 in Sollentuna, Sweden.

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Other Inspirations for the Name Caroline

Caroline Boyer
Caroline Kennedy
Caroline Catz
Caroline Hirons
Caroline Manzo
Caroline Princess Of Hanover
Caroline Sunshine

Alternative Meanings

C is for congenial, your pleasing way.

A is for altruism, the unselfish you.

R is for rational, the way you think.

O is for ornate, nothing plain here!

L is for lucky, who is more?

I is for ideals, no higher!

N is for natural, the genuine side of you.

E is for elegant, born within you.

Your name in reverse order is "Enilorac". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Eiancorl". How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for Caroline born Feb 21, 1961

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I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Southern Australia approximately on 1250. Your profession was shepherd, horseman, and forester.

You were a person with huge energy, good in planning and supervising. If you were just a garbage-man, you were chief garbage-man. Your lesson - to learn humility and faith in spiritual principles. You should believe in High Reason.

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