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carol

FORM OF:
charles, carola
SHORT FORM OF:
caroline
LANGUAGE FAMILY:
indo-european > germanic > west germanic > german
ORIGIN:
germanic 
NAME ROOT:
*HARJAZ / *CHARJA- > *KARLAZ > KARL (ċEORL)
MEANING:
The name's etymology is a common Germanic noun “*karlaz” meaning "free man", which survives in English as “churl”, Old English (Anglo-Saxon) “ċeorl”, which developed its deprecating sense in the Middle English period. In turn, this name derives from the West Frankish name “Háriolus”, a pet form of Germanic names beginning with “*harjaz / *charja-“, meaning “army, army leader, commander, warrior”. The name took a Romanic influence. The Germanic “H” would be represented by a “C” in Romanic spelling; this is where the “C” or “K” came in. The feminine form Caroline and Carolina derive from “Carolus” which is Latin for Charles (English) from which it also derives Charlotte and its derivates. The name was notably borne by Charlemagne “Charles the Great” and was at the time Latinized as Karolus as “in Vita Karoli Magni”, later also as Carolus. Charles the Great (German: Karl der Große; Latin: Carolus or Karolus Magnus) or Charles I, was the King of the Franks from 768, the King of Italy from 774, the first Holy Roman Emperor, and the first emperor in western Europe since the collapse of the Western Roman Empire three centuries earlier.

Usage

  • danishdanish
  • englishenglish
  • finnishfinnish
  • germangerman
  • norwegiannorwegian
  • swedishswedish

Related names

VARIANTS
danish
carola, charlotte, carolina, karolina, charles, karl, carl, karla, charlize, karola, carlotta, karel, carole, chalotte, charlot, charlott, charlotta, karlotta, karlotte, Sjarlotte, Carlis, Karlis
english
charl, carly, charlotte, carolina, charles, karl, carla, carl, carlyn, charlize, charla, sharla, carlene, carley, carlie, karlee, karlene, karly, carroll, carole, carrol, karle, karli
finnish
carola, charlotte, carolina, karolina, charles, karl, carl, karla, charlize, karola, carlotta, kaarle, kaarlo, karel, carole, charlott, charlotta, karlotta, karoliina, Kaaleppi, Kale, Kali, Kallu, Harlotta, Saarlotta, Sarlotta, Sarlotte, Charle, Karlis
german
charl, carola, carly, charlotte, carolina, karolina, karl, carla, carl, karla, carlota, karola, carlotta, charlot, charlotta, carel, Karline
norwegian
carola, charlotte, carolina, karolina, charles, karl, carl, karla, charlize, karola, carlotta, karel, carole, chalotte, charlot, charlott, charlotta, karlotta, karlotte, Sarlotte, Sjarlotte, Karlot, Karles, Karlis
swedish
carola, charlotte, carolina, karolina, charles, karl, carl, karla, carlota, charlize, karola, carlotta, karel, carole, carlotte, chalott, chalotta, chalotte, chalottha, charlot, charlote, charloth, charlotha, charlothe, charlott, charlotta, charlotten, charlotth, charlottha, charlotthe, karlotta, karlotte, karoliina, karolyne, Karlot, Carlis, Charle, Karles, Karlis
PET & SHORT FORM
english
charlie, CHARLEY, CHARLEE, Charlay, Charlea, Charleigh, CHARLI, Charly, Chas
german
charlie

Use in other languages

LANGUAGES
Ancient Germanic - Latinized
karolus, carolus

african - southern
charlize
afrikaans
charl, charlize
albanian
karlo
basque
karlos, karlo
catalan
carla, carlota, carlos, carles
croatian
karolina, karla, karlo
czech
karel
dutch
carola, charlotte, carla, karel, carolus, carel
esperanto
karlo, karolo
estonian
karl, kaarel
faroese
karolina, karl, karla, Sjarlotta
french
charlotte, charline, charles, carole, Charle
galician
carlos
greek
Károlos
greenlandic
charlotte, charles, karl, carl, karla, karola, kaarali, charlothe, Kallu, Sialoorta, Sialôrta, Sikaalutta, Sikallutta, Sikatdlúta, Kârale
hungarian - magyar
karolina, karola, kÁroly
icelandic
charlotte, karl, carl, karla, karel, charlotta, karlotta, Karles
irish
charlotte, sÉarlait, calbhach, cathal, searlás, Cathaoir, Seárlas
italian
carola, carolina, carla, carlo, carlotta
latvian
kārlis, Karolīna, Karlīna
lithuanian
karolina, karolis
macedonian
karolina
old danish
karl
old norse
karl
old swedish
karl
polish
karolina, szarlota
portuguese
carolina, carla, carlota, carlos
russian
karolina, karl
sami - lapps
kárral, gárral, gearral, Gállá
scottish
charlotte, cathal
slovene
karolina, karla, karel
spanish
carolina, carla, carlota, carlotta, carlos
ukrainian
karl
welsh
charlotte, charles

Geographical spread (only living languages)

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4
Numerological Values:
4

Order, practicality, sincerity and hard work are some of the character traits associated with this number. A number 4 person is disciplined, serious, honest and will work steadily to achieving his goal. Such a person can bring order to an otherwise chaotic situation.

Chakra Number:
4: The number of the Heart Chakra "Anahata"

Green is the main heart chakra color. It is the color of healing, balance, tranquility, and serenity. Green brings wholeness to our lives and it is the color most frequently found in nature. Learn more about this color and discover its meaning.

Color meaning:

The color green is the color of balance and harmony. From a color psychology perspective, it is the great balancer of the heart and the emotions, creating equilibrium between the head and the heart. From a meaning of colors perspective, green is also the color of growth, the color of spring, of renewal and rebirth. It renews and restores depleted energy. It is the sanctuary away from the stresses of modern living, restoring us back to a sense of well being. This is why there is so much of this relaxing color on the earth, and why we need to keep it that way.

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Name Songs

Song Artist
CAROL AL STEWART
HELLO , CAROL ANIS
OH CAROL CHUCK BERRY
OH! CAROL CLAUDE PIRON
CAROL ÉLISABETH ANAÏS
CAROL KAYE LAURA VEIRS
OH! CAROL NEIL SEDAKA
CHRISTMAS CAROL SKIP EWING
OH CAROL TOMMY ROE

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Carol Cady (1962), American Track And Field Athlete
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Carol Goldnerova, Czech Adult Actress
Carol Grace (1924–2003) American Actress And Author
Carol Heiss (born 1940) American Figure Skater And Former Actress
Carol Kane (carolyn Laurie Kane) (born 1952) American Actress
Carol Lynley (born 1942) American Actress And Former Child Model
Carol Mendelsohn, Author Of American Television
Carol Montgomery, Canadian Triathlete
Carol Morris (born 1936), American Model And Miss Universe 1956
Carol Moseley Braun, American Politician And Diplomatic
Carol O'connell, American Writer
Carol Potter (born 1948) American Actress
Carol Rosin, American Scientist
Carol Shea-porter, American Politician
Carol Thatcher, British Journalist And Writer
Carol Vaness, American Soprano
Carol W. Greider, American Biologist