Carole is a girl’s name of German and Latin origin. It’s a feminine form of the Latin Carolus, a variant of Charles, which ultimately derives from the old Germanic name Karl, meaning “free man.” Other feminine variants of this name include Carol, Caroline, Charlotte, Carla, and many more. Carole may also be related to the word “carol,” meaning “joyous song.” With its connotations of music, merriment, and freedom, this classic name makes a cheery choice for baby! A famous bearer is singer-songwriter Carole King.
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