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Carol Meaning


What does Carol mean?

The name Carol is of German and Romanian origin.

The meaning of Carol is "free man, strong".

It is also of English origin, where its meaning is "carol".

Carol is used as both a boys and girls name.

It consists of 5 letters and 2 syllables and is pronounced Ca-rol.

The Given Name Carol

Carol appeals to parents who seek a name with genuine depth.

This 2 syllable name has distinction and charm.

Carol is also great as a middle name.

Carol falls into the musical name category.

Some famous bearers of this name include: Carol Blazejowski, and Carol Kane.

Carol Popularity

In the U.S. in 2018, it ranked 1,788 in baby name popularity for girls with 113 occurrences. Less than 5 boys were given the name.

In contrast, the year before it ranked 1,819 in baby name popularity for girls with 113 occurrences. Less than 5 boys were given the name.

View the Carol Name Popularity Page to see how the popularity trend for Carol has changed since 1880, or to compare the popularity of Carol to other names.

Carol Related Names

Variants of the name Carol include Carole, Caroll, Caryl.

The names Carilla, Carola, Carolee, Karol, Karola, Karoll, Karoly, Sharla are all forms of Carol.

Famous Carols

  • Carol ~ 3 hurricanes
  • Carol Blazejowski ~ Basketball Player
  • Carol Kane ~ Actress
  • Carol W. Greider ~ Nobel Prize for Medicine 2009

Carol Numerology

Want to know how your name choice may effect your child?

Then take a look at the Numerological Report For Carol.

It may give you some insight about your new baby.

Children named Carol are often judicious and clever but most of all they are read more >>

Carol Name Fun

Would you like to fingerspell the name Carol in American Sign Language?

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Carol.

Just for fun, see the name Carol in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the Carol in Nautical Flags page.