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National Caroline Day – October 28, 2023

People throughout the world commemorate National Caroline Day every year on November 5. It’s the day when everyone comes together to recognize everyone who bears the name Caroline! So many different Carolines all over the world have contributed to their communities in significant ways. We’ve got actors, musicians, activists, athletes, and even filmmakers! Without them, the world wouldn’t really be the same, would it? Join us on this journey to learn all about some of the greatest Carolines out there!

History of National Caroline Day

Caroline is a French variant of ‘Carolus.’ This is a Latin name derived from the Germanic name Karl, meaning ‘warrior.’ Karolina, Karrie, Carol, and Charles — the latter of which is a masculine variation of the name — are the most prevalent variants of Caroline. Carolines are usually found in European countries like France and Belgium, but also the United States. For a time, it was also popular in Denmark.

Caroline is a name that most people would describe as having formal and refined energy. Many celebrities bear the name Caroline — television host and actress Caroline Flack, American singer-songwriter Caroline Polachek, and jazz singer Caroline Henderson are just a few of them

Caroline is also a name found in some works of fiction. Caroline Forbes is one of the main characters in the television show “The Vampire Diaries.” It’s also the name of one of the characters in Jane Austen’s work “Pride and Prejudice” — Caroline Bingley. Caroline is also the name of a town in the state of New York. Nearly 164,000 Americans are called Caroline, which means that there are almost 52 Carolines for every 100,000 people in the United States, making it the 323rd most prevalent name.

National Caroline Day timeline

1989
Caroline Henderson

The jazz singer gets her breakthrough as part of the group Ray Dee Ohh.

2009
Caroline Forbes

The character makes her appearance in the pilot episode of the television series “The Vampire Diaries.”

2015
Caroline Flack

The presenter now hosts “The X-Factor” and “Love Island” in England.

2019
Caroline Polachek

The singer releases her debut solo album “Pang.”

National Caroline Day FAQs

What age was Caroline Flack?

The television presenter was 40 years old when she passed. She died of a drug overdose in 2020.

Does Caroline Polachek speak Japanese?

She spent a portion of her childhood in Japan. It’s safe to assume she can speak some Japanese!

Did “Vampire Diaries” get canceled?

The T.V. show itself did not. However, its spin-off show “Legacies” did.

National Caroline Day Activities

  1. Write a letter

    Whether it's one of your personal friends or a well-known celebrity, you're bound to know someone named Caroline. Why not write them a letter expressing your gratitude?

  2. Design a card

    You may also show your affection by making your own greeting card! Make a lovely card for that special Caroline in your life!

  3. Shoutout to a famous Caroline

    Don’t have a special Caroline in your life? It's no issue! Make a social media shoutout to someone on our list!

5 Amazing Carolines You Should Know

  1. Caroline Haslett

    Caroline Harriet Haslett was an English electrical engineer, industrial administrator, and women's rights activist who founded and edited the Women's Engineering Society's periodical, "The Woman Engineer," and served as its first secretary.

  2. Caroline Shaw

    Caroline Adelaide Shaw is a violinist, vocalist, and composer from the United States.

  3. Caroline Sunshine

    Caroline Mohr Sunshine is a former White House staffer who worked as an actress, dancer, and singer in the United States.

  4. Caroline Kennedy

    Caroline Bouvier Kennedy is an American novelist, lawyer, and diplomat who served as the US ambassador to Japan and then as the US Ambassador to Australia.

  5. Caroline Hazard

    Caroline Hazard was an author, philanthropist, and educator from the United States who served as President of Wellesley College for five terms.

Why We Love National Caroline Day

  1. It’s all about Caroline

    We like expressing our affection for people who are close to us! It's no different when it comes to Caroline! This day brings us all together for Caroline’s sake, which we adore!

  2. Special appreciation

    It’s true that we don't need a special day to express our gratitude. However, it's nice to have a specific day to recognize and adore every Caroline on the planet!

  3. Second birthday

    Celebrating your name day means you'll get twice as many goodies each year just for being yourself! It's like having a birthday celebration twice a year!

National Caroline Day dates

YearDateDay
2023October 28Saturday
2024October 28Monday
2025October 28Tuesday
2026October 28Wednesday
2027October 28Thursday

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