- of or relating to Charles, especially Charles I and Charles II of England or their times.
- a female given name.
- Also called: Carolinian characteristic of or relating to Charles I or Charles II, kings of England, Scotland, and Ireland, the society over which they ruled, or their government
- of or relating to any other king called Charles
1650s, “of or pertaining to a Charles,” from French, from Latin Carolus “Charles” (see Charles). Especially of Charlemagne, or, in English history, Charles I and Charles II.
fem. proper name, from French, from Italian Carolina, originally a fem. adjective from Medieval Latin Carolus “Charles” (see Charles).