Caroline

Caroline - A unique female name



  May 19,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Caroline, meaning free man, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #148. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Caroline and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Caroline? 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 Caroline. The baby girl name Caroline was given to 3,375 baby girls in 2012, ranking #81 on the national girl baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 419 baby girls were given this name - making this a unique female name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Caroline peaked in popularity 18 years ago in 2001 on position 62.



Famous with this name

Caroline Winberg
Caroline Berg
Caroline Gaume


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Caroline is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Caroline is currently topping the baby name charts in South Carolina at position #18 - and is the least popular in New Mexico at position #484.

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 Caroline is where you live.


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Caroline origin and meaning

Caroline is a 8 letter name with 3 syllables. This name means free man. To see famous people named Caroline, pop culture references for the name Caroline and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Caroline

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

Carolyn / Charlene / Carolina / 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
201281
201187
201088
200986
200894
200799
200689
200583
200474
200368
200267
200162
200065
199971
199875
199775
199679
199592
199496
1993105
1992106
1991116
1990115
1989113
1988122
1987135
1986157
1985164
1984169
1983184
1982179
1981193
1980200
1979198
1978199
1977209
1976197
1975198
1974215
1973231
1972253
1971240
1970227
1969225
1968215
1967210
1966201
1965187
1964178
1963208
1962186
1961176
1960254
1959274
1958281
1957253
1956329
1955316
1954303
1953277
1952261
1951250
1950253
1949233
1948222
1947219
1946212
1945196
1944174
1943171
1942166
1941173
1940172
1939186
1938179
1937181
1936177
1935174
1934176
1933172
1932172
1931165
1930172
1929173
1928174
1927179
1926174
1925183
1924175
1923172
1922175
1921162
1920159
1919167
1918154
1917152
1916143
1915137
1914149
1913149
1912137
1911146
1910148

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
South Carolina18
North Carolina24
Virginia25
Louisiana26
Alabama30
District of Columbia32
Kentucky33
Tennessee34
Georgia34
Mississippi42
Massachusetts43
Missouri47
Maine56
Maryland62
Indiana66
Rhode Island68
Kansas69
Connecticut70
Texas79
New Hampshire80
Arkansas81
Vermont84
Delaware85
Ohio88
West Virginia92
Illinois94
Pennsylvania109
Oklahoma112
New Jersey119
New York123
Washington123
Florida130
Colorado131
Iowa146
Minnesota156
Wisconsin159
Michigan160
Utah167
North Dakota178
Oregon197
California206
Hawaii271
Nevada288
Arizona302
Idaho340
Nebraska402
New Mexico484

Even more about Caroline


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 Caroline a common or unique name?

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

What is the number of syllables for the name Caroline?

3 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
2001
Peak year
Female


Popularity Score™

Name Caroline
Gender Female
Popularity 1 in 419
Letter count 8
Syllable count 3
Year first discovered 1910
2012 births +3,375

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