Carolina

Carolina - A very unique female name



  Feb 20,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Carolina, meaning free man, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #606. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Carolina and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Carolina? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Carolina. The baby girl name Carolina was given to 682 baby girls in 2012, ranking #433 on the national girl baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 2,072 baby girls were given this name - making this a very unique female name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Carolina peaked in popularity 15 years ago in 2004 on position 254.



Famous with this name

Carolina Crescentini
Carolina Carlsson
Carolina Vera


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Carolina is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Carolina is currently topping the baby name charts in Texas at position #186 - and is the least popular in Pennsylvania at position #1,117.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Carolina is where you live.


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Carolina origin and meaning

Carolina is a 8 letter name with 4 syllables. This name means free man. To see famous people named Carolina, pop culture references for the name Carolina and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Carolina

We've found the following names that sound similar to Carolina, sorted by popularity.

Carolyn / Caroline / Charlene / Carlene / Carolann / Charleen / Charline / Carleen / Carolynn / Coraline /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
2012433
2011430
2010383
2009385
2008359
2007329
2006279
2005293
2004254
2003262
2002296
2001266
2000269
1999303
1998301
1997278
1996281
1995285
1994270
1993297
1992308
1991322
1990305
1989324
1988438
1987457
1986478
1985514
1984510
1983482
1982513
1981487
1980474
1979461
1978488
1977619
1976626
1975630
1974694
1973631
1972769
1971743
1970700
1969751
1968699
1967757
1966687
1965687
1964670
1963792
1962782
1961780
1960882
1959969
1958947
1957927
1956918
1955919
1954839
1953797
1952850
1951768
1950797
1949725
1948741
1947734
1946700
1945654
1944630
1943640
1942846
1941650
1940777
1939656
1938660
1937615
1936647
1935627
1934619
1933613
1932585
1931602
1930598
1929558
1928587
1927630
1926666
1925567
1924625
1923619
1922671
1921611
1920627
1919653
1918691
1917670
1916631
1915653
1914637
1913693
1912690
1911545
1910606

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Texas186
Florida245
South Carolina258
Connecticut312
New Mexico315
California315
Illinois336
North Carolina346
Nevada370
Colorado409
Arizona413
New York475
Maryland527
New Jersey532
Utah538
Georgia560
Virginia561
Tennessee574
Washington646
Alabama728
Oregon745
Ohio795
Massachusetts800
Minnesota829
Michigan880
Indiana907
Pennsylvania1117

Even more about Carolina


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Carolina a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique female name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Carolina?

4 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
2004
Peak year
Female


Popularity Score™

Name Carolina
Gender Female
Popularity 1 in 2,072
Letter count 8
Syllable count 4
Year first discovered 1910
2012 births +682

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