Meaning and Origin of: Carline

Girl name origins & meanings

  • English : Song
  • Old German : Freeholder; English feminine form of Carolus; Originally a short form of Caroline; feminine form of Charles

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.