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Of Germanic origin.

Feminine form of the name Carolus, which is the Latin form of Charles.

Alternative forms of the name are: Cari, Carla, Carolina, Karola, Lina, Ina, Callie, Carry, Charlize.

Famous bearers are Carole King, Carole Lombard, Carole Bouquet, Carole Matthews.

American singer, songwriter Carole King is one of the most successful female songwriters of her time.

She has won several Grammy Awards and she is inducted in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.