CAROL f, m English|
CAROLUS m Ancient Germanic (Latinized)
English feminine form of CAROLUS (see Carolus). It was formerly a masculine name. The name can also be given in reference to the English vocabulary word which means "song" or "hymn".
Variants: - Carole-French / Carolina-Italian, Spanish, Portugese, English / Caroline-French, English / Carolyn, English
Nicknames: Carrie, Carry, Cassie
CEDRIC m English
Latin form of CHARLES (see Charles).
Nicknames: None known
CHARLENE m English
Used by Sir Walter Scott for a character in his novel 'Ivanhoe'. Based on the actual name Cerdic (meaning unknown) the name of the legendary founder of the kingdom of Wessex. Cedric is said to mean "bounty spectacle" from the Welsh name Cedrych, or "Lord of Wars" in Old English, but these theories and may not be true.
Variants: - Nicknames: Ced, Rick, Ricky
CHARLES m English, French
The feminine form of Charles, the "pet form". Other theories include, Charlotte from the French (the femine form of Charles) meaning little or womanly, coupled with the name, Arlene from the Celtic meaning pledge.
Variants: - Nicknames: None known
Pronounced: CHAR-ulz, SHARL
From the Germanic name Karl, which was derived from a Germanic word which meant "man". The most noteworthy bearer of this name was Charles the Great, commonly known as Charlemagne, a king of the Franks who came to rule over most of Europe. Several Holy Roman Emperors bore this name, as well as kings of England, France, Spain, Portugal, Sweden and Hungary. Other famous bearers include naturalist Charles Darwin who revolutionized biology with his theory of evolution, and novelist Charles Dickens who wrote such works as 'Great Expectations' and 'A Tale of Two Cities'.
Variants: - Nicknames: Carl, Charlie, Chick, Chuck