Girl’s Name Caroline

Caroline – The English meaning of Caroline is “Joy”. May also mean “Song of Happiness”. The name Caroline mostly given as a feminine name. History of the name of Caroline trace back to Sweden. Which it is associated with the Swedish Empire where (King Charles) Carolus Rex reined as King.

Popularity of Caroline

Popularity of Caroline over the years in the U.S. has seen a steady increase in the most recent years, however this is after a drastic decline over the last fifty years. Which is quite opposite from other countries like England and France which have seen a steady decrease in use within the past decade.

Caroline was not in the top 100 baby girl’s names in England in 2014. Denmark also had a big increase of Caroline till around the year 2000, then they too have seen a steady decrease in the frequency of use.

Famous People and Places with the Name

Famous people in history with the name Caroline include: Caroline L. Herschel (1750-1848) a German British astronomer; Caroline Harrison (1832-1892) Former U.S. First Lady from 1889-1892; Princess Caroline of Hanover (1957-) oldest child and Daughter of Monaco’s Prince Rainier III.

Caroline is also a famous name for many places like Caroline, New York, U.S.; Caroline, Alberta, Canada; and the Caroline Islands in the Western Pacific.

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