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Carolina is a feminine given name in Spanish, English, Italian, Portuguese, Czech, Galician, Dutch and French. Pronounced kah-ro-LEE-nah (Czech, Dutch, Italian, Spanish, Galician and Portuguese), ker-ə-LIEN-ə (English), kar-ə-LIEN-ə (English). From the masculine name Carolus which is Latin for Charles (English), which generally means 'free man' or 'freeholder'; however, ". Carolina" can also mean 'song of happiness or joy' from a French origin.
Variations of the name
- Carla (Dutch, English, German, French, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, Galician)
- Carol (English, Portuguese)
- Caroline (English, French, Dutch, Portuguese, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian)
- Carolyn (English)
- Coraline (Latin)
- Καρολίνα (Carolina or Karolina) (Greek)
- Carolina (Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, Galician, Swedish, Bulgarian)
- Karolina (Polish, Lithuanian, Swedish, Czech (Karolína), Esperanto)
- Karoliina (Finnish, Estonian)
- Carola (German, Italian, Swedish, Galician)
- Karleen (German)
- Karlina (German)
- Carlota (Spanish, Portuguese, Galician)
- Carlotta (Italian)
- Carly (English)
People with the name include
- Carolina Duer (born 1978), Argentine world champion boxer
- Carolina Estrada
- Carolina Herrera (disambiguation)
- Carolina Klüft, Swedish athlete
- Carolina Östberg, Swedish
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