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GenderFeminine & Masculine
UsageEnglish
PronouncedPron.KER-əl
, KAR-əl
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Meaning & History

Short form of CAROLINE. It was formerly a masculine name, derived from CAROLUS. The name can also be given in reference to the English vocabulary word, which means "song" or "hymn".
Masculine FormsCarl, Charles, Karl
Other Languages & CulturesCharlize Afrikaans Carolina, Carolus, Karl Ancient Germanic Carla, Carles Catalan Carlu Corsican Karla, Karlo, Karolina Croatian Karel, Karolína, Kája Czech Carl, Caroline, Karl, Karla, Karolina, Karoline, Ina, Lina, Line Danish Carla, Carola, Carolien, Caroline, Karel, Lien Dutch Kaarle, Kaarlo, Karl, Karoliina, Iina, Kalle, Liina Finnish Carole, Caroline, Charles, Charlot, Line French Carl, Carla, Carola, Carolin, Caroline, Karl, Karla, Karolina, Karoline, Ina German Karolos Greek Kale Hawaiian Karola, Karolina, Károly, Karcsi, Lili Hungarian Séarlas Irish Carla, Carlo, Carola, Carolina, Lina Italian Sjarel Limburgish Karolina, Karolis, Lina Lithuanian Karolina Macedonian Carl, Caroline, Karl, Karla, Karolina, Karoline, Ina, Lina, Line Norwegian Karol, Karolina Polish Carla, Carlos, Carolina, Carlinhos, Carlito, Carlitos Portuguese Carol Romanian Karol Slovak Karel, Karolina, Karol Slovene Carla, Carlos, Carolina, Carlito, Carlitos, Lina Spanish Carl, Carola, Carolina, Caroline, Karl, Karla, Karolina, Ina, Kalle, Lina Swedish Siarl Welsh
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Entry updated October 11, 2012