Girl name origins & meanings
- English : Song
- Old German : Freeholder; English feminine form of Carolus; Originally a short form of Caroline; feminine form of Charles
Girl name variations
Family name origins & meanings
- Probably an altered spelling of Carlin.
- Americanized form of German Kärlein, perhaps from a diminutive of Middle High German kar ‘bowl’, ‘measure of grain’, ‘depression’, ‘basin’, hence a metonymic occupational name for someone who made bowls or for someone who measured out grain, or a topographic name for someone who lived in a hollow.