If your name is Caroline, you are incredibly versatile and original, and you are capable of great things. The thing that drives you most, though, is change. Where others might seek stability and sameness, you are always in search of something new—the “latest and the greatest.” Your mind is so quick and intuitive that, for you, it’s all about new experiences: new people, new places, new adventures, new challenges. Fortunately, you have the risk-taking personality that is necessary when you are always seeking adventure, but the problem is that you can easily become bored and lose interest—causing you to move on to the next place, person, or adventure. This makes it difficult for you to establish and maintain relationships, and as a result you might find yourself lonely if you can’t slow down just a bit. Give it some thought before you say or do something you might regret.
Even though long-lasting relationships are hard for you to come by, you do find that people are naturally attracted to your bubbly, enthusiastic personality and energy for life. For this reason, you are able to make new friends easily. Just be careful to hang on to them even after you move on to the next thing!
The girls’ name Caroline actually derives originally from the Germanic name Karl, meaning “free man.” This led to the Latin name Carolus, which later became Charles in French and English. For girls, the French form of Carolus became Caroline.
Caroline became popular in England in the 17th century, and over time became strongly associated with royalty and aristocracy. Similarly, Caroline has been on the popularity charts in the United States for over a hundred years, with staying power that outlasts all the fads moving up and down the charts. Even in the United States, Caroline has an association with the closest to royalty the US has, in the person of Caroline Kennedy.
The world knows her as a fictional character, but she was also a real-life woman: Caroline Ingalls, the mother of Laura Ingalls Wilder. Laura Ingalls Wilder wrote a series of fictional novels for young girls (the “Little House” books) about her family and her life growing up in the US Midwest in the 19th century. Her mother Caroline, of course, was an important character, better known as “Ma.” When the books became a TV series in the 1970s, Karen Grassle portrayed Caroline Ingalls as the mother to Melissa Gilbert, playing Laura. Another well-known real-life Caroline is Caroline Kennedy, the daughter of President John F. Kennedy and the only surviving member of his immediate family.