Caroline

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220k
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since 1880
Last Name
348
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Origin and Meaning of Caroline

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

Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Car"o*line
A coin. See Carline.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Of or relating to the life and times of kings Charles I or Charles II of England
Wiktionary

From Latin Carolus.

Borrowed in the 17th century from the French form of Carolina, feminine derivative of Carolus, the Latin equivalent of Charles, which came from Middle High German Karl.

  1. A female given name.

    Caroline was also found in the following language(s): Danish, French, German, Norwegian, and Swedish

    Notable Persons Named Caroline

    Caroline Kennedy is an author, attorney, diplomat, and attorneys in the united states. Caroline was born on November 27th, 1957 in Manhattan, New York, U.S.

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    Caroline Wozniacki is a tennis player. She was most prominent from 2005 to present. Caroline was born on July 11th, 1990 in Odense, Denmark.

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    Caroline is royalty. She holds the title Princess of Hanover. Caroline was born as the child of Rainier III, Prince of Monaco, and Grace Kelly on January 23rd, 1957 in Prince's Palace of Monaco.

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    Caroline Flack is a tv presenter. Her most notable accomplishments were from 2000 to present. Caroline was given the name Caroline Louise Flack on November 9th, 1979 in Thetford.

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    Lee Radziwill is an actress, public relations executive, and interior decorator. Lee was given the name Caroline Lee Bouvier by her parents John Vernou Bouvier III and Janet Lee Bouvier on March 3rd, 1933 in Southampton, New York.

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    She holds the title Miss California USA 2009 and Miss California USA. Carrie was given the name Caroline Michelle Prejean on May 13th, 1987 in San Diego, California, U.S.

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    Notable Persons With the Last Name Caroline

    Caroline is royalty. She holds the title Princess of Hanover. Caroline was born as the child of Rainier III, Prince of Monaco, and Grace Kelly on January 23rd, 1957 in Prince's Palace of Monaco.

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    Adelaide Amelia Louise Theresa Caroline was royalty. Her career lasted from 1830 to 1837. Adelaide was born as the child of Georg I, Duke of Saxe-Meiningen, and Princess Louise Eleonore of Hohenlohe-Langenburg on August 13th, 1792 in Meiningen. She died on December 2nd, 1849.

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    Wilhelmina Charlotte Caroline was royalty. Her career lasted from 1727 to 1727. Wilhelmina was born as the child of John Frederick, Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach, and Princess Eleonore Erdmuthe of Saxe-Eisenach on March 1st, 1683 in Ansbach. She died on November 20th, 1737.

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    She holds the title Princess Caroline Napoléon. Princess was born as the child of Charles, Prince Napoléon, and Princess Béatrice of Bourbon-Two Sicilies on October 24th, 1980.

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    John Taylor of Caroline was an office holder. John was born on December 19th, 1753 in Caroline County, Virginia. He left this life on August 21st, 1824.

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    Princess Louise Caroline was royalty. She was most active from 1816 to 1831. Princess was born as the child of Prince Charles of Hesse-Kassel and Princess Louise of Denmark (1750–1831) on September 28th, 1789 in Gottorf Castle. She left this life on March 13th, 1867.

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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 1,081 1,081 0
    1949 1,001 1,001 0
    1950 879 879 0
    1951 919 919 0
    1952 917 917 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 1,219 1,214 5
    1961 2,203 2,197 6
    1962 1,994 1,989 5
    1963 1,689 1,689 0
    1964 2,106 2,106 0
    1965 1,821 1,816 5
    1966 1,552 1,552 0
    1967 1,450 1,450 0
    1968 1,412 1,412 0
    1969 1,352 1,352 0
    1970 1,375 1,375 0
    1971 1,211 1,211 0
    1972 1,070 1,070 0
    1973 1,120 1,112 8
    1974 1,206 1,199 7
    1975 1,232 1,232 0
    1976 1,235 1,226 9
    1977 1,206 1,206 0
    1978 1,314 1,309 5
    1979 1,356 1,351 5
    1980 1,320 1,315 5
    1981 1,401 1,392 9
    1982 1,543 1,536 7
    1983 1,479 1,479 0
    1984 1,641 1,631 10
    1985 1,756 1,751 5
    1986 1,807 1,802 5
    1987 2,056 2,045 11
    1988 2,330 2,322 8
    1989 2,693 2,663 30
    1990 2,832 2,819 13
    1991 2,844 2,844 0
    1992 3,182 3,175 7
    1993 3,081 3,081 0
    1994 3,456 3,449 7 #94 girl name
    1995 3,798 3,798 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 5,029 5,022 7 #65 girl name
    2001 4,870 4,862 8 #62 girl name
    2002 4,655 4,655 0 #67 girl name
    2003 4,585 4,585 0 #68 girl name
    2004 4,390 4,377 13 #74 girl name
    2005 3,980 3,973 7 #83 girl name
    2006 3,788 3,788 0 #89 girl name
    2007 3,405 3,405 0 #99 girl name
    2008 3,552 3,540 12 #94 girl name
    2009 3,621 3,621 0 #87 girl name
    2010 3,356 3,356 0 #88 girl name
    2011 3,369 3,369 0 #86 girl name
    2012 3,414 3,414 0 #80 girl name
    2013 3,977 3,977 0 #63 girl name
    2014 4,346 4,340 6 #58 girl name
    2015 4,322 4,322 0 #62 girl name
    2016 4,410 4,410 0 #56 girl name

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    Popularity of Caroline as a first name

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    Popularity of Caroline as a last name

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    Common last names for Caroline

    • Smith
    • Johnson
    • Miller
    • Brown
    • Williams
    • Anderson
    • Jones
    • Davis
    • Wilson
    • Taylor
    • Thompson
    • Thomas
    • Martin
    • Clark
    • White
    • Moore
    • Wright
    • Nelson
    • Young
    • Hall

    Common first names for Caroline

    Ethnicity Distribution

    Ethnicity Caroline U.S.
      White 67.53% 64.26%
      African American 21.55% 11.96%
      Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 4.89% 4.85%
      American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
      Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
      Hispanic or Latino 3.74% 16.26%

    Of Last Name Caroline

    People with the last name Caroline are most frequently White or African American

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    Fun Facts about the name Caroline

    • How Popular is the name Caroline? Caroline is the 337th most popular name of all time. In 2016 Caroline was the 56th most popular name. As a last name Caroline was the 58,337th most popular name in 2010.
    • How many people with the first name Caroline have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 220,401 babies born with the first name Caroline in the United States. That's more than enough people named Caroline to occupy the territory of Mayotte (France) with an estimated population of 217,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
    • What year were 5 or more babies first named Caroline? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 306 new born babies.
    • When was Caroline first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Caroline is Thursday, December 21st, 1865.
    • What year had the most people named Caroline born? The highest recorded use of the first name Caroline was in 2000 with a total of 5,022 babies. That's a lot of babies named Caroline!
    • Random Caroline Factoid: According to the 1998 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Caroline ranks 48th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Tennessee. Imagine that, 122 babies in Tennessee have the same name as you in 1998.
    • Weird things about the name Caroline: Your name in reverse order is Enilorac. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Rnloaiec. How do you pronounce that?
    • How many people have the last name Caroline? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 348 people with the last name Caroline.
    • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Caroline? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Caroline as their last name since less than 1 person in 833k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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    • Sources:
    • 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).
    • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
    • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
    • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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