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824k
in the U.S.
since 1880

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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YearTotal Babies BornGirls BornBoys BornRanking
1880770
188111110
1882660
18841385
188511110
188613130
188715150
188820200
188930300
189031265
189130246
189235296
189330300
189431310
189554486
189636360
189749427
189868635
189965650
190076706
190161610
190286806
1903776710
190498980
190597916
1906104977
190712311211
19081531467
190916114219
191019918514
191119318112
191235632432
191336633234
191449243854
191567559778
191688778998
191789579897
19181,1091,01198
19191,00793275
19201,2481,141107
19211,4971,373124
19221,6551,522133
19231,9691,864105
19242,2252,094131
19252,4322,285147
19262,5962,427169
19272,8722,644228
19283,5453,350195#77 girl name
19294,4884,278210#63 girl name
19304,8184,598220#54 girl name
19315,1364,890246#46 girl name
19326,7876,568219#32 girl name
19338,4898,221268#20 girl name
193410,52310,271252#14 girl name
193511,93911,733206#11 girl name
193614,78314,520263#10 girl name
193717,61117,333278#6 girl name
193819,69319,423270#6 girl name
193920,42520,167258#6 girl name
194022,01221,759253#6 girl name
194124,42424,181243#4 girl name
194230,53530,268267#5 girl name
194331,91031,679231#5 girl name
194430,63330,457176#5 girl name
194530,57930,387192#5 girl name
194634,45434,280174#5 girl name
194733,69833,535163#6 girl name
194829,10728,981126#8 girl name
194926,91226,780132#8 girl name
195026,28826,159129#9 girl name
195124,88324,773110#11 girl name
195224,10123,997104#12 girl name
195322,35222,27280#16 girl name
195422,33822,25088#15 girl name
195522,11822,04078#16 girl name
195621,49721,40592#16 girl name
195721,98821,90088#18 girl name
195819,75919,69069#20 girl name
195918,19918,12376#22 girl name
196017,54717,46384#23 girl name
196116,74516,66580#24 girl name
196214,60114,52675#28 girl name
196312,54712,49354#33 girl name
196412,17912,12653#36 girl name
196510,15710,10156#42 girl name
19668,3028,25943#48 girl name
19677,5327,48943#47 girl name
19687,1207,07842#49 girl name
19696,1806,13842#56 girl name
19705,0925,06626#71 girl name
19713,8883,85830#92 girl name
19723,0403,00931
19732,4842,46123
19742,0622,04022
19751,8001,78614
19761,5101,49416
19771,3621,34517
19781,2781,26216
19791,1831,16617
19801,1271,10621
19811,0571,04215
198296194714
198395694214
198492390617
198585384013
198679176922
198777776215
198875974019
198977475123
199077976415
199168167110
199262261111
19935135067
199451550312
19954604600
19964114110
19973743740
19983513510
19993083035
20003213210
20012772770
20022732730
20032752750
20042892890
200536535114
20062742695
20072592509
20082282280
20091931885
20101501500
20111911910
20121681680
20131331330
20141481480

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 first appeared 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 1948 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Carol" ranks #5 in popularity as a baby girl's name in Colorado. Imagine that, 315 babies in Colorado have the same name as you in 1948. Across the entire United States a total of 29,107 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

What does the name "Carol" mean?

Carol (English): Form of Charles

The name "Carol" is of English origin and it means "Form of Charles". It's a name commonly given to both boys and girls. There are 14 other names that are similar to this one.

C is for complete, nothing further needed here.

A is for accomplished, in all that you do.

R is for refreshing, the sparkling you.

O is for orderly, a lifelong passion.

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 "Rcaol". 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.

Where is the name Carol popular?



The map shows the relative popularity of the name Carol in each of the states since 1950. Can you guess a name that was popular in the midwest? Search for the name to check your answer!

Celebrities named Carol

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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Past life for Carol born Sep 17, 1983

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of USA South-Central approximately on 700. Your profession was dramatist, director, musician, and bard.

You always liked to travel, to investigate, could have been detective or spy. You should develop self-love and ability to implant hope into hearts of people. Ambition - is not everything. True wealth is buried in your soul.

Name poster for Carol

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Here's something for you to ponder on...

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