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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Carbonara

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  1. Sauce for pasta; contains eggs and bacon or ham and grated cheese

From the Italian carbonara (“of a charcoal burner”). Possibly describing its origins as a meal for coal workers, or as a reference to the Carbonari revolutionary group.

  1. A thick pasta sauce, usually made with eggs, cheese, and bacon.
  2. A spaghetti dish made using such a sauce.

carbonara was also found in the following language(s): Italian and Spanish

Notable Persons With the Last Name Carbonara


Gerard was born on December 8th, 1886. He left this life on January 11th, 1959.


Glenn Carbonara is a soccer player for the Rutgers Scarlet Knights, Baltimore Blast (1980–92), San Diego Sockers (1978–96), Illinois Thunder, Cleveland Crunch, Milwaukee Wave, Philadelphia KiXX, and United States national futsal team. Glenn was born on September 17th, 1966 in Vineland, New Jersey.


Eric Carbonara is a musical artist.


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Popularity of Carbonara as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Carbonara U.S.
  White 95.58% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.88% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.83% 16.26%

Of Last Name Carbonara

People with the last name Carbonara are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Carbonara

  • How Popular is the name Carbonara? As a last name Carbonara was the 39,004th most popular name in 2010.
  • How unique is the name Carbonara? Out of 5,933,561 records in the U.S. Social Security Administration public data, the first name Carbonara was not present. It is possible the name you are searching has less than five occurrences per year.
  • Weird things about the name Carbonara: Your name in reverse order is Aranobrac. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Arnabroca. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Carbonara? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 565 people with the last name Carbonara.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Carbonara? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Carbonara as their last name since less than 1 person in 526k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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