Origin:Mexican
Popularity:892
Meaning:free man
The Latin form of Caroline isn’t as widely used as its English sister, but is still consistently ranked on the baby-naming polls. The name was a particular favorite in the 1990s, when the trend of changing “e” to “a” in girl names took off: Isabelle became Isabella, Sophie became Sophia, and Caroline became Carolina. It’s a girly name that's a bit flirty. A notable namesake is fashion designer Carolina Herrera, who’s dressed celebrities such as actress Mila Kunis and first ladies Michelle Obama and Jacqueline Kennedy.

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Source: Social Security Administration

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