In 1629, King Charles I of England "erected into
a province" all the land from the Albemarle Sound in the
north to the St. John's River in the south, which he directed
should be named Carolana.
The word Carolana
is from the word Carolus, the Latin form of Charles, and
the name he personally selected for his new colony, even though
it was the French who gave it this name - Jean Ribaut named the
area he settled at Charlesfort in 1562 - Carolana
- after his own King Charles IX of France.
is be the name King Charles II used in 1663 to finally implement
his father's vision of 1629.