118 Middle Names For Caroline (Classic, Modern, And Unique Options!)


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Naming your baby is a tough challenge and even if you have decided on the first name Caroline you still have to pick out a great middle name! I have four children so at this point I have a lot of experience getting baby name ideas and figuring out what sounds good together.

There are many awesome middle names for Caroline to choose from that could fit into the classic, modern, or unique category of names. Here are the best second name ideas for girls named Caroline.

True, there is no such thing as the best or perfect name. However, I’ve found that sometimes a name just resonates with me and it sounds so much better than all of the rest. Hopefully, I can help you find that name for your sweet baby girl!

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The meaning and history behind Caroline

Caroline is definitely a popular name for girls overall because it is a classic name that never seems to get too trendy.

In fact, Caroline reach the #88 spot on the list of popular names so far in 2020 and it was #55 in 2018.

This name made its way into the hearts of English speakers when England’s King George II married the German Queen Caroline of Ansbach back in the early 1700s. Since then, it has risen and fallen in popularity over the years.

Caroline might come from the Latin Carolus which is the union of two shorter names: Carol (joyous song) and Linda (pretty) which would give Caroline the meaning ‘Pretty joyous song.’ It could also come from a French name that means ‘free man.’

Typical variations for Caroline are Carol, Carolina, or Carolyn. Common nicknames are Carol or Lynn.

Help finding the right middle name

Since you’ve already found your favorite first name, you are more than halfway done with your name journey!

Just because you are in the home stretch, however, doesn’t mean that you should coast through the middle name. In fact, the middle name is what brings everything together and makes the whole name sound ‘right.’ Once you start looking, you might even want to have two middle names. Or, maybe you want to skip the whole thing altogether! Typically, in the United States, babies will have just one middle name though.

Of course, you can definitely have a bit more fun with the middle name because it is used less often and most people wouldn’t even learn about it unless they had to. This means you won’t have to worry as much about how it sounds to others and focus more on what it means to you and your family!

Places to look for a middle name idea

Just you won’t have to worry as much about judgment for your middle name selection doesn’t mean that you won’t get overwhelmed with the decision-making process once you start brainstorming so here are four ideas to help you get moving:

  • Family or traditional names – This is always a great option when looking for middle names. If you are able to look back far enough I’m sure that you will find some odd and probably endearing names to add to your list. These names also help preserve some family memory and can even end up sounding very fresh if they haven’t been used often in recent years.
  • Your second choice for the first name – If you found yourself tossing two different names around before you decided on Caroline then you could think about using the runner up as your daughter’s middle name! If you loved it enough to use it for the first then it should definitely be able to work for the second!
  • Two can be better than one – I said just a minute ago that you might want to choose two names so if you find something that flows well together then your baby girl is well on her way to sounding like English royalty!
  • Memories or favorite places – This one doesn’t always work, but plenty of fun names can be found if you think about places you’ve visited or important memories from your past. Play a game with your spouse where you toss out ideas together!

Here is what to watch out for when choosing your middle name

While name picking can be tons of fun, there are a few things that you should keep in mind before you firmly settle on a middle name. Check these out:

  • Potential nicknames – Run the names you are considering through your head for a while and brainstorm potential nickname ideas. There are some bad ones out there for any name, but make sure you aren’t overlooking something like the shortened nickname for Richard.
  • Initial spellings – Initials will come up a lot throughout your baby girl’s life – usually in print. This means you will need to pay special attention to what your girl’s name spells out with her initials. For instance, you might not want it to spell “C.U.K” or “C.O.K” – not a good look.
  • Monogram spellings – Similar to initials, monograms will be featured quite often – especially for girls! Just be mindful that monograms go in a different order – first, last, middle name!
  • The overall flow of the name – Take a couple of moments to yell out the name you’ve chosen for your little girl. Does it sound funny? Have any weird stops or something? Just something to think about!

So without any further ado, let’s get to the list! I’ve scoured the internet and found a ton of awesome-sounding middle names for a little girl named Caroline. Some of these have a classic feel, others modern, and still more of them are a bit more unique or interesting. I’m sure you will find something you like!

Classic middle names for Caroline

These names are meant to feel traditional without seeming too old-fashioned or stuffy. A classic name can even feel fresh and light with the right personality behind it and they carry a certain amount of strength and professionalism that will follow your daughter well throughout her life.

  1. Caroline Victoria

  2. Caroline Susan

  3. Caroline Juliet

  4. Caroline Mae

  5. Caroline Enid

  6. Caroline Vivienne

  7. Caroline Christine

  8. Caroline Frances

  9. Caroline Ruth

  10. Caroline Alexandria

  11. Caroline Audrey

  12. Caroline Elizabeth

  13. Caroline Eleanor

  14. Caroline Elaine

  15. Caroline Felicity

  16. Caroline Mabel

  17. Caroline Constance

  18. Caroline Mary

  19. Caroline Rose

  20. Caroline Sophia

  21. Caroline Amanda

  22. Caroline Michelle

  23. Caroline Beatrice

  24. Caroline Evangeline

  25. Caroline Francine

  26. Caroline Jane

  27. Caroline Noelle

  28. Caroline Ashley

Modern middle names for Caroline

If you are looking for something a little more trendy or punchy, then consider a modern middle name to go with your first name. The best modern names will sound new and different without giving the impression that you are trying too hard to be unique!

  1. Caroline Iris

  2. Caroline Eve

  3. Caroline June

  4. Caroline Hope

  5. Caroline Elise

  6. Caroline Adelaide

  7. Caroline Maisie

  8. Caroline Belle

  9. Caroline Esme

  10. Caroline Isla

  11. Caroline Jolie

  12. Caroline Zoe

  13. Caroline Claire

  14. Caroline Magnolia

  15. Caroline Georgia

  16. Caroline Joy

  17. Caroline Ivy

  18. Caroline Quinn

  19. Caroline Grace

  20. Caroline Faith

  21. Caroline Louise

  22. Caroline Ray

  23. Caroline Leigh

  24. Caroline Beth

  25. Caroline Aster

  26. Caroline Daisy

  27. Caroline Maeve

  28. Caroline Sloane

  29. Caroline Navy

  30. Caroline Harlow

  31. Caroline Alyssa

  32. Caroline Laurel

  33. Caroline Wren

  34. Caroline Olivia

  35. Caroline Harper

  36. Caroline Blair

  37. Caroline Adele

  38. Caroline Daphne

  39. Caroline Isadora

  40. Caroline Lisette

  41. Caroline Valencia

  42. Caroline Winona

  43. Caroline Winter

  44. Caroline Ramona

  45. Caroline Morgan

  46. Caroline Reese

Unique and fun middle names for Caroline

For those that really want to have fun or try something different, here are a few names that I think sound great together with Caroline! This category is truly only limited by your imagination so just take these as a place to get you started!

  1. Caroline Eleni

  2. Caroline Willa

  3. Caroline Gem

  4. Caroline Vesper

  5. Caroline Hesper

  6. Caroline Orla

  7. Caroline Dahlia

  8. Caroline Blue

  9. Caroline Clover

  10. Caroline Pearl

  11. Caroline Celeste

  12. Caroline Violet

  13. Caroline Lark

  14. Caroline Merit

  15. Caroline Fleur

  16. Caroline Peridot

  17. Caroline Mist

  18. Caroline Viveca

  19. Caroline Evita

  20. Caroline Meadow

  21. Caroline Chase

  22. Caroline Vale

  23. Caroline Bliss

  24. Caroline Coralie

  25. Caroline Poppy

  26. Caroline Rainbow

  27. Caroline Teal

  28. Caroline Tuesday

  29. Caroline Posy

  30. Caroline Vega

  31. Caroline Jessamine

  32. Caroline Elspeth

  33. Caroline Celestia

  34. Caroline Clove

  35. Caroline Hermione

  36. Caroline Ophelia

  37. Caroline Skye

  38. Caroline Tempest

  39. Caroline Ursula

  40. Caroline Zelda

  41. Caroline Zora

  42. Caroline Delphine

  43. Caroline Thisbe

  44. Caroline Peony

Last Thoughts

Wow, I enjoyed going through these names! Even though I don’t have a Caroline myself, it kind of makes me want to have another daughter!

Remember not to take things too seriously when it comes to picking out a middle name. Have fun with it and try out a bunch of different names for a while until you have one that really speaks to you. That means you should start early along in the pregnancy talking about names!

Whatever name you decide on, enjoy your new bundle of joy!

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Josh

I'm the dad in charge of Natural Baby life. With 10 years of parenting experience across three children, I am constantly learning how to raise children more naturally. I'm passionate about doing whatever it takes to raise a happy and healthy baby! Find out more about me here.

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