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Carole

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825k Carol
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148k Carla

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1901 5 5 0
1909 13 13 0
1910 9 9 0
1911 10 10 0
1912 25 25 0
1913 31 31 0
1914 44 44 0
1915 50 50 0
1916 67 67 0
1917 82 82 0
1918 92 92 0
1919 82 82 0
1920 103 103 0
1921 143 143 0
1922 159 159 0
1923 184 184 0
1924 204 204 0
1925 218 218 0
1926 204 204 0
1927 213 213 0
1928 249 249 0
1929 326 326 0
1930 425 425 0
1931 851 851 0
1932 1,321 1,315 6
1933 2,161 2,149 12
1934 2,664 2,655 9 #89 girl name
1935 2,695 2,681 14 #93 girl name
1936 3,210 3,199 11 #73 girl name
1937 4,216 4,197 19 #56 girl name
1938 4,627 4,615 12 #46 girl name
1939 4,692 4,679 13 #47 girl name
1940 4,811 4,788 23 #49 girl name
1941 4,986 4,965 21 #48 girl name
1942 8,441 8,408 33 #35 girl name
1943 6,534 6,506 28 #42 girl name
1944 6,286 6,269 17 #43 girl name
1945 4,855 4,844 11 #51 girl name
1946 4,635 4,621 14 #72 girl name
1947 3,834 3,827 7
1948 3,320 3,313 7
1949 2,763 2,763 0
1950 2,218 2,218 0
1951 1,958 1,958 0
1952 1,837 1,837 0
1953 1,632 1,632 0
1954 1,507 1,507 0
1955 1,426 1,426 0
1956 1,418 1,418 0
1957 1,611 1,611 0
1958 1,510 1,510 0
1959 1,416 1,416 0
1960 1,689 1,689 0
1961 1,685 1,678 7
1962 1,381 1,381 0
1963 1,151 1,151 0
1964 1,164 1,164 0
1965 896 896 0
1966 755 755 0
1967 703 703 0
1968 613 613 0
1969 532 532 0
1970 423 423 0
1971 347 347 0
1972 289 289 0
1973 219 219 0
1974 192 192 0
1975 189 189 0
1976 140 140 0
1977 150 150 0
1978 133 133 0
1979 128 128 0
1980 113 113 0
1981 118 118 0
1982 99 99 0
1983 108 108 0
1984 94 94 0
1985 94 94 0
1986 70 70 0
1987 90 90 0
1988 87 87 0
1989 65 65 0
1990 92 92 0
1991 81 81 0
1992 48 48 0
1993 51 51 0
1994 56 56 0
1995 43 43 0
1996 48 48 0
1997 44 44 0
1998 29 29 0
1999 30 30 0
2000 24 24 0
2001 26 26 0
2002 30 30 0
2003 36 36 0
2004 20 20 0
2005 21 21 0
2006 17 17 0
2007 8 8 0
2008 16 16 0
2009 12 12 0
2010 10 10 0
2011 5 5 0
2012 6 6 0
2013 13 13 0
2014 11 11 0
2015 10 10 0

Want to know about the popularity of the Carole baby name? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 110,877 babies born with the name Carole in the United States. That's more than enough Caroles to occupy the country of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines with an estimated population of 109,000 (as of July 1, 2012). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1901 when it was given to 5 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Carole" was in 1942 with a total of 8,408 babies. (That's a lot of baby Caroles)

According to the 1931 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Carole" ranks #85 in popularity as a baby girl's name in Wisconsin. Imagine that, 62 babies in Wisconsin have the same name as you in 1931. Across the entire United States a total of 851 babies also bear the same first name during the same year.

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

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

Origin and Meaning of Carole

The name "Carole" is of French origin, and it means "Song of happiness: joy. Feminine of Carl". It's a name commonly given to girls.

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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Carole Lombard

Carole Lombard is an actress with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1921 to 1942. Carole was born in 1908 as Jane Alice Peters in Fort Wayne, Indiana, U.S.

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Carole Landis

Carole Landis is an actress with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1937 to 1948. Carole was born in 1919 as Frances Lillian Mary Ridste in Fairchild, Wisconsin, U.S.

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Carole Bouquet

Carole Bouquet is an actress, model, and film director with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1977 to present. Carole was born in 1957 in Neuilly-sur-Seine, Hauts-de-Seine, France.

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Penny Marshall

Penny Marshall is an actress, director, and producer with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1968 to present. Penny was born in 1942 as Carole Penny Marshall in New York City, New York, U.S.

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Carole Bayer Sager

Carole Bayer Sager is a singer, songwriter, and painter. Carole was born in 1947 as Carole Bayer in New York City, New York, U.S.

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Other Inspirations for the Name Carole

Carole Anne Boone
Carole Radziwill
Carole Radziwill Adam
Carole Middleton

Alternative Meanings

C is for caring, your finest trait.

A is for accomplished, in all that you do.

R is for reasonable, your understanding way.

O is for outlook, pleasing to all.

L is for lucky, who is more?

E is for excellence, your passion, your drive.

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

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Past life for Carole born Jul 5, 1975

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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 Ukraine approximately on 1775. Your profession was philosopher and thinker.

Psychologically, you were timid, constrained, and quiet. You had creative talents, waited until that life to be liberated. Sometimes environment considered you strange. It always seemed to you, that your perceptions of the world are somewhat different. Your lesson - to trust your intuition as your best guide in present life.

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