First name origin & meaning:

Hebrew: Furtive; hidden; covered

First name variations: Carlota, Charlie, Charley, Tottie, Totty, Carel, Carline, Caro, Carola, Carole, Caroll, Caroly, Carri, Carrola, Carroll, Caryl, Caryll, Karel, Kari, Karla, Karleen, Karli, Karlie, Karlina, Karlinka, Karlote, Karol, Karole, Karola, Karyl, Karyll, Karryl, Karryll, Kerril, Kerryl, Keryl, Carol, Charlet, Charlette, Charlot, Karlota, Liesl, Liese, Lance, Launce, Launcelot, Lot

Last name origins & meanings:

  1. English: from a medieval personal name brought to England by the Normans, of uncertain origin. It may be the Hebrew personal name Lot ‘covering’, which was relatively popular in northern France, or a reduced form of various names formed with the diminutive suffix -lot (originally a combination of -el + -ot), commonly used with women’s names.
  2. English: from Middle English lot(t)e ‘lot’, ‘portion’ (Old English hlot), in the sense of an allotted share of land, hence a status name for someone who held such a plot.
  3. Dutch: metonymic occupational name for a plumber or lead roofer, from lood ‘lead’.
  4. German: from a pet form of Ludwig.
  5. German: topographic name from the dialect word lott ‘mud’, ‘dirt’.
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