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Carol

  • Gender: Girl
  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: Form of Charles
  • #58 All Time
Girls
Boys

How popular is the name "Carol" in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 7 7 0
1881 11 11 0
1882 6 6 0
1884 13 8 5
1885 11 11 0
1886 13 13 0
1887 15 15 0
1888 20 20 0
1889 30 30 0
1890 31 26 5
1891 30 24 6
1892 35 29 6
1893 30 30 0
1894 31 31 0
1895 54 48 6
1896 36 36 0
1897 49 42 7
1898 68 63 5
1899 65 65 0
1900 76 70 6
1901 61 61 0
1902 86 80 6
1903 77 67 10
1904 98 98 0
1905 97 91 6
1906 104 97 7
1907 123 112 11
1908 153 146 7
1909 161 142 19
1910 199 185 14
1911 193 181 12
1912 356 324 32
1913 366 332 34
1914 492 438 54
1915 675 597 78
1916 887 789 98
1917 895 798 97
1918 1,109 1,011 98
1919 1,007 932 75
1920 1,248 1,141 107
1921 1,497 1,373 124
1922 1,655 1,522 133
1923 1,969 1,864 105
1924 2,225 2,094 131
1925 2,432 2,285 147
1926 2,596 2,427 169
1927 2,872 2,644 228
1928 3,545 3,350 195 #77 girl name
1929 4,488 4,278 210 #63 girl name
1930 4,818 4,598 220 #54 girl name
1931 5,136 4,890 246 #46 girl name
1932 6,787 6,568 219 #32 girl name
1933 8,489 8,221 268 #20 girl name
1934 10,523 10,271 252 #14 girl name
1935 11,939 11,733 206 #11 girl name
1936 14,783 14,520 263 #10 girl name
1937 17,611 17,333 278 #6 girl name
1938 19,693 19,423 270 #6 girl name
1939 20,425 20,167 258 #6 girl name
1940 22,012 21,759 253 #6 girl name
1941 24,424 24,181 243 #4 girl name
1942 30,535 30,268 267 #5 girl name
1943 31,910 31,679 231 #5 girl name
1944 30,633 30,457 176 #5 girl name
1945 30,579 30,387 192 #5 girl name
1946 34,454 34,280 174 #5 girl name
1947 33,698 33,535 163 #6 girl name
1948 29,107 28,981 126 #8 girl name
1949 26,912 26,780 132 #8 girl name
1950 26,288 26,159 129 #9 girl name
1951 24,883 24,773 110 #11 girl name
1952 24,101 23,997 104 #12 girl name
1953 22,352 22,272 80 #16 girl name
1954 22,338 22,250 88 #15 girl name
1955 22,118 22,040 78 #16 girl name
1956 21,497 21,405 92 #16 girl name
1957 21,988 21,900 88 #18 girl name
1958 19,759 19,690 69 #20 girl name
1959 18,199 18,123 76 #22 girl name
1960 17,547 17,463 84 #23 girl name
1961 16,745 16,665 80 #24 girl name
1962 14,601 14,526 75 #28 girl name
1963 12,547 12,493 54 #33 girl name
1964 12,179 12,126 53 #36 girl name
1965 10,157 10,101 56 #42 girl name
1966 8,302 8,259 43 #48 girl name
1967 7,532 7,489 43 #47 girl name
1968 7,120 7,078 42 #49 girl name
1969 6,180 6,138 42 #56 girl name
1970 5,092 5,066 26 #71 girl name
1971 3,888 3,858 30 #92 girl name
1972 3,040 3,009 31
1973 2,484 2,461 23
1974 2,062 2,040 22
1975 1,800 1,786 14
1976 1,510 1,494 16
1977 1,362 1,345 17
1978 1,278 1,262 16
1979 1,183 1,166 17
1980 1,127 1,106 21
1981 1,057 1,042 15
1982 961 947 14
1983 956 942 14
1984 923 906 17
1985 853 840 13
1986 791 769 22
1987 777 762 15
1988 759 740 19
1989 774 751 23
1990 779 764 15
1991 681 671 10
1992 622 611 11
1993 513 506 7
1994 515 503 12
1995 460 460 0
1996 411 411 0
1997 374 374 0
1998 351 351 0
1999 308 303 5
2000 321 321 0
2001 277 277 0
2002 273 273 0
2003 275 275 0
2004 289 289 0
2005 365 351 14
2006 274 269 5
2007 259 250 9
2008 228 228 0
2009 193 188 5
2010 150 150 0
2011 191 191 0
2012 168 168 0
2013 133 133 0
2014 148 148 0

Want to know about the populiarty of Carol? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 824,433 babies born with the name Carol in the United States. That's more than enough Carols to occupy the country of Guyana with an estimated population of 784,894 (as of July 1, 2010). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given to 7 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Carol" was in 1946 with a total of 34,280 babies. (That's a lot of baby Carols)

According to the 1950 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Carol" ranks #10 in popularity as a baby girl's name in Wisconsin. Imagine that, 743 babies in Wisconsin have the same name as you in 1950. Across the entire United States a total of 26,288 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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Where is the name Carol popular?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Carol" mean? The list below shows the origins of Carol as well as things modernly associated with the name Carol such as celebrities named Carol.

English

Origin and Meaning of Carol

The name "Carol" is of English origin, and it means "Form of Charles". It's a name commonly given to both boys and girls.

Carol Burnett

Carol Burnett is an actress, comedian, singer, and writer with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1955 to present. Carol was born in 1933 as Carol Creighton Burnett in San Antonio, Texas U.S.

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Carole King

Carole King is a singer-songwriter specializing in pop, soft rock, folk rock, and blue eyed soul music with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1958 to present. Carole was born in 1942 as Carol Joan Klein.

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Carol Vorderman

Carol Vorderman is a broadcaster with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1982 to present. Carol was born in 1960 in Bedford, Bedfordshire, England.

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CCH Pounder

CCH Pounder is an actress with the most prominent portion of their career being from 1979 to present. CCH was born in 1952 as Carol Christine Hilaria Pounder in Georgetown, British Guiana (now Guyana).

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Carol Kane

Carol Kane is an actress with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1971 to present. Carol was born in 1952 as Carolyn Laurie Kane in Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.

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Carol Alt

Carol Alt is an actress/model with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1983 to present. Carol was born in 1960 as Carol Ann Alt in Flushing, Queens, New York, United States.

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Alternative Meanings

C is for congenial, your pleasing way.

A is for admirable, you certainly are!

R is for rapport, friends seek you.

O is for openness, it's refreshing!

L is for loyalty, that you show.

Your name in reverse order is "Lorac". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Aoclr". How do you pronounce that?

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

Past life for Carol born May 21, 1990

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Northern China approximately on 1700. Your profession was trainer and holder of the fine animals, birds, and insects.

You were a revolutionary type. You inspired changes in any sphere - politics, business, religion, housekeeping. You could have been a leader. Your lesson - to learn humility and faith in spiritual principles. You should believe in High Reason.

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