Gender Feminine & Masculine
Usage English
Pronounced Pron. KAR-əl  [key·IPA]

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".

Related Names

Feminine FormCarolina
Other Languages & CulturesCharlize(Afrikaans) Carla, Carles(Catalan) Carlu(Corsican) Karla, Karlo, Karolina(Croatian) Karel, Karla, Karolína(Czech) Carl, Caroline, Karl, Karoline, Karolina, Line(Danish) Carla, Carlijn, Carola, Carolien, Caroline, Karel, Karlijn, Carel(Dutch) Kaarel, Karl, Karoliina(Estonian) Kaarle, Kaarlo, Karl, Karoliina(Finnish) Carole, Caroline, Charles, Charlot, Charly, Lina, Line, Lyna(French) Karlo(Georgian) Carl, Carla, Carola, Carolin, Caroline, Karl, Karla, Karola, Karolina, Karoline(German) Carolus, Karl(Germanic) Karolos(Greek) Kale(Hawaiian) Karola, Karolina, Károly, Karcsi(Hungarian) Karl(Icelandic) Séarlas(Irish) Carla, Carlo, Carola, Carolina(Italian) Kārlis(Latvian) Sjarel(Limburgish) Karolina, Karolis(Lithuanian) Karolina(Macedonian) Carl, Caroline, Karl, Karoline, Karolina, Line(Norwegian) Karl(Old Norse) Karol, Karola, Karolina(Polish) Carla, Carlos, Carolina, Carlinhos, Carlito, Carlitos(Portuguese) Carol(Romanian) Karol, Karolína(Slovak) Karel, Karolina, Karlo, Karol(Slovene) Carla, Carlos, Carolina, Carlito, Carlitos(Spanish) Carl, Carola, Carolina, Caroline, Karl, Karolina(Swedish) Siarl(Welsh)
Same SpellingCarol 2
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Entry updated January 22, 2019