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Meaning and Origin

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  1. The area of the states of North Carolina and South Carolina
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  1. A female given name, Latinate form of Caroline; rare in English.
  2. Either North Carolina or South Carolina.
    I drove all the way from Florida to .
  3. A town in Alabama.
  4. A municipality in Maranhão, Brazil.
  5. A municipality in Puerto Rico.
  6. A town in Mpumalanga, South Africa.

Carolina was also found in the following language(s): Catalan, Portuguese, Spanish, and Swedish

Notable Persons Named Carolina

She was most active from 2009 to present. Carolina was given the name Carolina María Marín Martín on June 15th, 1993 in Huelva.

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Carolina Herrera is a fashion designer. Carolina was born on January 8th, 1939 in Caracas.

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Carolina Kostner is a figure skater.

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Carolina Klüft is an athlete. Carolina was born on February 2nd, 1983 in Sandhult.

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She holds the title Miss Colombia 1993. Carolina was given the name Carolina Gómez Correa on February 26th, 1976 in Cali.

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Carolina “La Belle” Otero was a dancer, actress, and courtesan. Carolina was given the name Agustina Otero Iglesias on November 4th, 1868 in Valga, Pontevedra. She breathed her last breath on April 12th, 1965.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Carolina

Ana Carolina is a música popular brasileira, bossa nova, samba, jazz, pop music, folk music, salsa music, and rock music musician. She plays Pandeiro. She has been prominent since 1998. Ana was given the name Ana Carolina Sousa on September 9th, 1974 in Juiz de Fora.

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She holds the title Marchioness of Sala. Princess was born as the child of Carlos Hugo, Duke of Parma, and Princess Irene of the Netherlands on June 23rd, 1974 in Nijmegen.

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She holds the title Duchess of Palermo. Princess was born as the child of Prince Carlo, Duke of Castro, Princess Camilla, and Duchess of Castro on June 23rd, 2003 in Rome. Princess is also known as Maria Carolina.

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Archduchess was born as the child of Francis I, Holy Roman Emperor, and Maria Theresa on January 12th, 1740 in Vienna. She breathed her last breath on January 25th, 1741.

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Jurich Carolina is a soccer player for the PSV Eindhoven and Jong PSV. Jurich was born on July 15th, 1998 in 's-Hertogenbosch.

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Ernesto is also known as Nesty.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 13 13 0
1881 10 10 0
1882 10 10 0
1883 20 20 0
1884 13 13 0
1885 18 18 0
1886 25 25 0
1887 19 19 0
1888 24 24 0
1889 27 27 0
1890 23 23 0
1891 21 21 0
1892 28 28 0
1893 24 24 0
1894 34 34 0
1895 35 35 0
1896 28 28 0
1897 17 17 0
1898 24 24 0
1899 15 15 0
1900 40 40 0
1901 37 37 0
1902 31 31 0
1903 32 32 0
1904 44 44 0
1905 30 30 0
1906 44 44 0
1907 33 33 0
1908 45 45 0
1909 39 39 0
1910 43 43 0
1911 56 56 0
1912 63 63 0
1913 58 58 0
1914 77 77 0
1915 100 100 0
1916 111 111 0
1917 102 102 0
1918 98 98 0
1919 109 109 0
1920 132 132 0
1921 137 137 0
1922 118 118 0
1923 128 128 0
1924 149 144 5
1925 144 144 0
1926 120 120 0
1927 125 125 0
1928 145 145 0
1929 159 153 6
1930 132 132 0
1931 110 110 0
1932 112 112 0
1933 117 117 0
1934 104 104 0
1935 103 97 6
1936 94 94 0
1937 107 107 0
1938 101 101 0
1939 95 95 0
1940 78 78 0
1941 103 98 5
1942 81 81 0
1943 131 131 0
1944 130 124 6
1945 114 114 0
1946 119 119 0
1947 128 128 0
1948 113 113 0
1949 115 115 0
1950 104 104 0
1951 113 113 0
1952 108 108 0
1953 126 126 0
1954 109 109 0
1955 103 103 0
1956 107 107 0
1957 126 126 0
1958 105 105 0
1959 101 101 0
1960 143 143 0
1961 167 167 0
1962 171 171 0
1963 173 173 0
1964 227 227 0
1965 195 195 0
1966 192 192 0
1967 160 160 0
1968 184 184 0
1969 173 173 0
1970 213 213 0
1971 188 188 0
1972 165 165 0
1973 227 227 0
1974 199 199 0
1975 245 245 0
1976 248 248 0
1977 268 268 0
1978 397 397 0
1979 444 437 7
1980 458 452 6
1981 440 435 5
1982 406 397 9
1983 426 420 6
1984 377 377 0
1985 412 403 9
1986 473 465 8
1987 488 482 6
1988 524 524 0
1989 808 792 16
1990 916 909 7
1991 867 859 8
1992 916 916 0
1993 954 948 6
1994 1,052 1,047 5
1995 994 988 6
1996 1,059 1,054 5
1997 1,073 1,073 0
1998 1,010 1,010 0
1999 1,034 1,034 0
2000 1,204 1,204 0
2001 1,204 1,204 0
2002 1,073 1,073 0
2003 1,215 1,215 0
2004 1,269 1,269 0
2005 1,132 1,132 0
2006 1,196 1,196 0
2007 1,019 1,019 0
2008 925 925 0
2009 828 828 0
2010 822 822 0
2011 728 728 0
2012 723 723 0
2013 706 706 0
2014 784 784 0
2015 732 732 0
2016 771 771 0
2017 715 715 0

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Popularity of Carolina as a first name

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Popularity of Carolina as a last name

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Common last names for Carolina

  • Garcia
  • Rodriguez
  • Martinez
  • Hernandez
  • Perez
  • Gonzalez
  • Sanchez
  • Gonzales
  • Ramirez
  • Garza
  • Gutierrez
  • Johnson
  • Torres
  • Gomez
  • Fernandez
  • Castillo

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Carolina U.S.
  White 10.29% 64.26%
  African American 62.02% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 10.20% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 13.22% 16.26%

Of Last Name Carolina

People with the last name Carolina are most frequently White, African American, Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander, or Hispanic or Latino

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Fun Facts about the name Carolina

  • How Popular is the name Carolina? Carolina is the 1,115th most popular name of all time. As a last name Carolina was the 22,733rd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Carolina have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 42,378 babies born with the first name Carolina in the United States. That's more than enough people named Carolina to occupy the territory of Sint Maarten (the Netherlands) with an estimated population of 37,429 (as of January 1, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Carolina? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 13 new born babies.
  • When was Carolina first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Carolina is Wednesday, January 22nd, 1868.
  • What year had the most people named Carolina born? The highest recorded use of the first name Carolina was in 2004 with a total of 1,269 babies. That's a lot of babies named Carolina!
  • Random Carolina Factoid: According to the 1923 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Carolina ranks 74th in popularity as a baby girl's name in New Mexico. Imagine that, 15 babies in New Mexico have the same name as you in 1923.
  • Weird things about the name Carolina: Your name in reverse order is Anilorac. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Crioaaln. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Carolina? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 1,127 people with the last name Carolina.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Carolina? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Carolina as their last name since less than 1 person in 263k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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