Caroline

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Caroline (comparative more Caroline, superlative most Caroline)

  1. Relating to the time of Kings Charles I and II.

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Caroline

  1. A female given name. Borrowed in the 17th century from the French form of Carolina, feminine derivative of Carolus, the Latin equivalent of Charles, which came from Middle High German Karl.
    • 1830 Mary Russell Mitford: Our Village: Fourth Series: Cottage Names:
      - - - gentle Sophias milk your cows, and if you ask a pretty smiling girl at a cottage door to tell you her name, the rosy lips lisp out Caroline. A great number of children, amongst the lower classes, are Carolines. That does not, however, wholly proceed from the love of the appellation; though I believe that a queen Margery or a queen Sarah would have had fewer namesakes.
    • 1999 Andrew Pyper: Lost Girls: Chapter Forty-Four:
      I used to love saying her name. Caroline, with the "i" always long, because to make it short left it sounding like crinoline, a sweat-stained, mothballed Sunday hat pulled from an attic trunk. But Caroline with the "i" long created a sound roughly equivalent to the idea of a girl. The echo of a song in its three syllables, an age-old lyric not yet faded from memory.

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Caroline

  1. A female given name of French origin. Diminutive: Line.

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Caroline f (plural Carolines)

  1. A female given name, one of several feminine equivalents of Charles.
  2. One of the two US States named Carolina in English.

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Caroline

  1. A female given name of French origin.

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Norwegian[edit]

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Caroline

  1. A female given name, variant spelling of Karoline.

Swedish[edit]

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Caroline

  1. A female given name borrowed from French.