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carolyn

DIMINUTIVE OF:
carolina, caroline
FORM OF:
carolin
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
  • norwegiannorwegian
  • swedishswedish

Related names

VARIANTS
danish
carola, charlotte, carolina, karolina, karla, charlize, karola, carole, chalotte, charlot, charlott, charlotta, karlotta, karlotte, Sjarlotte
english
carly, charlotte, carolina, carla, carlyn, charlize, charla, sharla, carlene, carley, carlie, karlee, karlene, karly, carroll, carole, carrol, karle, karli
norwegian
carola, charlotte, carolina, karolina, karla, charlize, karola, carole, chalotte, charlot, charlott, charlotta, karlotta, karlotte, Sarlotte, Sjarlotte
swedish
carola, charlotte, carolina, karolina, karla, carlota, charlize, karola, carole, carlotte, chalott, chalotta, chalotte, chalottha, charlot, charlote, charloth, charlotha, charlothe, charlott, charlotta, charlotten, charlotth, charlottha, charlotthe, karlotta, karlotte, karoliina, karolyne
MASCULINE
danish
charles, karl, carl, karel, Carlis, Karlis
english
charl, charles, karl, carl
norwegian
charles, karl, carl, karel, Karlot, Karles, Karlis
swedish
charles, karl, carl, karel, Karlot, Carlis, Charle, Karles, Karlis
PET & SHORT FORM
danish
charlene, charleen, carol, caroline, carrie, carolin, karolin, karoline, karli, Karlina, Kalla
english
charlie, charlene, sharleen, charleen, carol, caroline, karrie, callie, carry, cari, caryl, carrie, cary, sharlene, karlie, cally, charleene, karolyn, loletta, lolette, tottie, totty, chara, charlyne, CHARLEY, Karlena, CHARLEE, Charlay, Charlea, Charleigh, CHARLI, Charly, Chas
norwegian
charlene, charleen, carol, caroline, carrie, carolin, karolin, karoline, Karlina, Charlen, Kalla
swedish
charlene, charleen, carol, caroline, karrie, carrie, karlie, charleene, carolien, caroliina, carolin, carolinn, carolinne, carollina, carolyne, carolynn, carolynne, carrolin, carrolina, carroline, carrolinn, charolin, charolina, charoline, karolien, karolin, karoline, karolinn, karolyn, karrolina, karroline, karli, Charléne, Charlène, Calla, Kalla

Use in other languages

LANGUAGES
african - southern
charlize
afrikaans
charlize
catalan
carla, carlota
croatian
karolina, karla
dutch
carola, charlotte, carla
faroese
karolina, karla, Sjarlotta
finnish
carola, charlotte, carolina, karolina, karla, charlize, karola, carole, charlott, charlotta, karlotta, karoliina, Harlotta, Saarlotta, Sarlotta, Sarlotte
french
charlotte, charline, carole
german
carola, carly, charlotte, carolina, karolina, carla, karla, carlota, karola, carlotta, charlot, charlotta, Karline
greenlandic
charlotte, karla, karola, charlothe, Sialoorta, Sialôrta, Sikaalutta, Sikallutta, Sikatdlúta
hungarian - magyar
karolina, karola
icelandic
charlotte, karla, charlotta, karlotta
irish
charlotte, sÉarlait
italian
carola, carolina, carla, carlotta
latvian
Karolīna, Karlīna
lithuanian
karolina
macedonian
karolina
polish
karolina, szarlota
portuguese
carolina, carla, carlota
russian
karolina
scottish
charlotte
slovene
karolina, karla
spanish
carolina, carla, carlota, carlotta
welsh
charlotte

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7
Numerological Values:
7

Number 7 individuals are analytical and inquisitive. They have a thirst for knowledge and often make great academics, researchers or scientists. They have a strong sense of independence and tend to do things their own way. Number 7 individuals are believed to be self-reliant and may come across as reserved.

Chakra Number:
7: The number of the Crown Chakra "Sahasrara"

Violet is the color of the crown chakra and it is the color of cosmic awareness and cosmic consciousness. It is a unifying color, the color of oneness and spirituality. The energy of this color is very healing and can soothe away pain. Learn more about this powerful spiritual color.

Color meaning:

The color violet relates to the imagination and spirituality. It stimulates the imagination and inspires high ideals. It is an introspective color, allowing us to get in touch with our deeper thoughts. The difference between violet and purple is that violet appears in the visible light spectrum, or rainbow, whereas purple is simply a mix of red and blue. Violet has the highest vibration in the visible spectrum.

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