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Of Germanic origin.

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

Used mostly in Italy, Spain, Portugal, Sweden and England.

The name of two American states, North and South Carolina. They were named for Charles I, king of England.

Other forms of the name are: Caroline, Carol, Carry, Carole, Karla, Charline, Carola.

Carolina is a popular name in Portugal and Chile.

Famous bearers are Carolina Herrera, Carolina Kostner, Carolina Papaleo, Carolina Ardohain, Carolina Cerezuela.

Venezuelan-American fashion designer Carolina Herrera held her first runway show in 1980 and has since won some of fashion’s most important awards.