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Carole Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Carole?

Ranking 11,780th in popularity in the United States for girls in 2017, the name Carole is rare.

Although not currently within the top 1000, Carole has seen higher popularity rankings.

It reached its highest popularity ranking of #35 in 1942 with 8,409 occurrences.

The least amount of newborns dubbed Carole in any given year was less than 5, most recently in 1908.

Approximately during the years 1910-1924, 1926-1938, and 1939-1942, the name Carole took a definitive turn upwards in popularity whereas clearly downward trends happened around 1942-1954, 1961-1976, 1983-1986, 1994-1998, and 2002-2006.

Sometimes the name Carole has been more popular as a girls name and sometimes it has been more popular as a boys.

Currently, the name is at an extremely low point when compared to its most popular year.

How popular will Carole be?

Carole's popularity has been spiralling downward for some time. In recent years however, the number of babies given the name Carole has risen.

The name Carole is mostly unused but has recently started to rise upward in popularity.

Relative to what it once was, Carole has fallen out of favor as a given name.

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   Carole (Girl)Carole (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2017 8 11,780 < 5 --
2016 11 9,505 < 5 --
2015 10 10,257 < 5 --
2014 11 9,661 < 5 --
2013 13 8,671 < 5 --
2012 6 15,323 < 5 --
2011 5 17,265 < 5 --
2010 10 10,560 < 5 --
2009 12 9,498 < 5 --
2008 16 7,810 < 5 --
2007 8 12,892 < 5 --
2006 17 7,213 < 5 --
2005 21 5,845 < 5 --
2004 20 6,014 < 5 --
2003 36 3,810 < 5 --
2002 30 4,200 < 5 --
2001 26 4,582 < 5 --
2000 24 4,807 < 5 --
1999 30 3,903 < 5 --
1998 29 3,934 < 5 --
1997 44 2,781 < 5 --
1996 48 2,594 < 5 --
1995 43 2,792 < 5 --
1994 56 2,325 < 5 --
1993 51 2,457 < 5 --
1992 48 2,578 < 5 --
1991 81 1,768 < 5 --
1990 92 1,619 < 5 --
1989 65 1,967 < 5 --
1988 87 1,533 < 5 --
1987 90 1,449 < 5 --
1986 70 1,672 < 5 --
1985 94 1,374 < 5 --
1984 95 1,303 < 5 --
1983 108 1,196 < 5 --
1982 99 1,283 < 5 --
1981 118 1,147 < 5 --
1980 114 1,177 < 5 --
1979 128 1,076 < 5 --
1978 133 1,024 < 5 --
1977 150 932 < 5 --
1976 140 927 < 5 --
1975 189 755 < 5 --
1974 192 742 < 5 --
1973 219 684 < 5 --
1972 289 570 < 5 --
1971 347 528 < 5 --
1970 422 480 < 5 --
1969 532 414 < 5 --
1968 612 363 < 5 --
1967 703 329 < 5 --
1966 755 322 < 5 --
1965 897 299 < 5 --
1964 1,164 263 < 5 --
1963 1,151 260 < 5 --
1962 1,381 232 < 5 --
1961 1,678 205 7 3,397
1960 1,689 203 < 5 --
1959 1,416 223 < 5 --
1958 1,510 212 < 5 --
1957 1,610 207 < 5 --
1956 1,418 214 < 5 --
1955 1,424 213 < 5 --
1954 1,507 203 < 5 --
1953 1,634 188 < 5 --
1952 1,837 170 < 5 --
1951 1,958 158 < 5 --
1950 2,218 140 < 5 --
1949 2,763 118 < 5 --
1948 3,313 106 7 3,041
1947 3,827 102 7 3,124
1946 4,621 72 14 1,960
1945 4,843 51 11 2,149
1944 6,270 43 17 1,688
1943 6,506 42 28 1,313
1942 8,409 35 33 1,217
1941 4,964 48 21 1,494
1940 4,788 49 23 1,406
1939 4,679 47 13 1,972
1938 4,615 46 12 2,095
1937 4,197 56 19 1,584
1936 3,199 73 11 2,200
1935 2,680 93 14 1,942
1934 2,655 89 9 2,591
1933 2,149 107 12 2,115
1932 1,315 151 6 3,422
1931 851 212 < 5 --
1930 425 320 < 5 --
1929 326 373 < 5 --
1928 249 429 < 5 --
1927 213 477 < 5 --
1926 204 488 < 5 --
1925 218 466 < 5 --
1924 204 487 < 5 --
1923 184 517 < 5 --
1922 159 569 < 5 --
1921 143 608 < 5 --
1920 103 715 < 5 --
1919 82 779 < 5 --
1918 92 743 < 5 --
1917 82 763 < 5 --
1916 67 825 < 5 --
1915 50 935 < 5 --
1914 44 879 < 5 --
1913 31 962 < 5 --
1912 25 1,034 < 5 --
1911 10 1,556 < 5 --
1910 9 1,651 < 5 --
1909 13 1,159 < 5 --
1908 < 5 -- < 5 --
1907 < 5 -- < 5 --
1906 < 5 -- < 5 --
1905 < 5 -- < 5 --
1904 < 5 -- < 5 --
1903 < 5 -- < 5 --
1902 < 5 -- < 5 --
1901 5 1,716 < 5 --
1900 < 5 -- < 5 --
1899 < 5 -- < 5 --
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1896 < 5 -- < 5 --
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United States name popularity data is provided by the Social Security Administration and is based on Social Security card applications.

Data for a given year is not made available until well into the next year.

Data reflects what was recorded and has not been edited for errors, so for example the gender associated with a name may be incorrect.

The more babies that are given a particular name, the higher the popularity ranking. If multiple names have the same usage, the tie is broken by assigning popularity rank in alphabetical order. Therefore in the case of names with fewer occurrences, names with the same number of occurrences may have vastly different rankings because they will be interranked alphabetically.

To safeguard privacy, the SSA does not include names with less than 5 occurrences.

Please note, we update the data each May when the SSA releases new figures. All data changes at that time, including previous years, which will change minutely based on new information.