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- proper n. A female given name, popular in the middle of the 20th century.
- proper n. A male given name.
Shortened from Caroline. Associated by folk etymology with the English noun carol. (Wiktionary)
Shortened from Latin Carolus; also an Anglicization of Romanian Carol , or Polish or Slovak Karol, all cognates of the English Charles. (Wiktionary)