Caroline – University of Copenhagen


How many girls were given this name in 2009?

Caroline: 419
Karoline: 152


The name Caroline is a variation of Carolina, which is a feminine form of the Latin boys' name Carolinus. Carolinus is a diminutive form of the boys' name Carolus, which may be a Latin form of the Germanic boys' name Karl, which means 'free man'.


Caroline became a popular name in the 1980s. Since 2000 it has been declining on the popularity list.

Well-known bearers of the name

Among well-known Carolines are the tennis player Caroline Wozniacki, who was born in 1990, and the former baroness Caroline Fleming, who was born in 1975.