Car·​o·​line ˈker-ə-ˌlīn How to pronounce Caroline (audio)
variants or Carolean
: of or relating to Charles
used especially with reference to Charles I and Charles II of England

Word History


New Latin carolinus, from Medieval Latin Carolus Charles

First Known Use

1652, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Caroline was in 1652

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“Caroline.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

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