(f) The feminine form of Charles (Latin Carolus). The name was
popular in the nineteenth century in Scotland, then faded away
somewhat in the early part of this century. It was well used again
in the 1970’s. Carolyn is a modern spelling of the name
which was briefly fashionable in the 1960’s. Other forms
used occasionally include Carolyne, Carolynn, Carolynne. The Latinised
Carolina is rarely used in Scotland.
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