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

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

Popularity

People think this name is

classic   mature   formal   upper class   natural   wholesome   strong   refined   simple   serious  

Categories

Baccano characters, Caillou characters, Christmas, currently out of the US top 1000, DC Comics characters, Deadly Premonition characters, Desperate Housewives characters, English nouns, Family Guy characters, female US presidential candidates, film titles, Flack characters, Frasier characters, Fringe characters, Hunters characters, male to female, Marvel characters, Mother characters, movies, music, Philip K. Dick characters, retired Atlantic hurricane names, Rock and Riot characters, Rule of Rose characters, Seinfeld characters, short forms, Simon and Garfunkel songs, Six Feet Under characters, song titles, South Park characters, Star Trek characters, Stephen King characters, storms, Stranger Things characters, Tennessee Williams characters, The Brady Bunch characters, The Flight Attendant characters, The Golden Girls characters, The Loud House characters, The Rolling Stones songs, The Walking Dead characters, top 10 in the US, Tori Amos songs, trendy, Vampire Diaries characters, Wild Arms characters, Will and Grace characters, word names

Entry updated January 22, 2019