Carole

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111k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
190
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in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Carole mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Carole

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

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  1. A female given name from the French form of Carol.

Carole was also found in the following language(s): French

Notable Persons Named Carole

Carole King is a pop music, soft rock, folk rock, and blue-eyed soul singer-songwriter. She was most active from 1958 to present. Carole was given the name Carol Joan Klein on February 9th, 1942 in Manhattan, New York City, U.S.

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Penny Marshall is an actress, director, and producer. She has been prominent since 1968. Penny was given the name Carole Penny Marshall on October 15th, 1943 in The Bronx, New York City, New York, U.S.

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Carole Lombard was an actress. She was most active from 1921 to 1942. Carole was given the name Jane Alice Peters on October 6th, 1908 in Fort Wayne, Indiana, U.S. She left this life on January 16th, 1942.

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Kelly Bishop is an actress. She has been prominent since 1962. Kelly was given the name Carole Bishop on February 28th, 1944 in Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA.

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Carole DiFalco Radziwill is a journalist and author. Carole was given the name Carole DiFalco on August 20th, 1963.

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Carole Landis was an actress, singer, and actor. She was most prominent from 1937 to 1948. Carole was given the name Frances Lillian Mary Ridste on January 1st, 1919 in Fairchild, Wisconsin, U.S. She died on July 5th, 1948.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Carole

Lionel Carole is a soccer player for the Galatasaray S.K. (football), UJA Maccabi Paris Métropole, FC Nantes, S.L. Benfica, CS Sedan Ardennes, S.L. Benfica B, Troyes AC, France national under-17 football team, France national under-20 football team, and France national under-21 football team. Lionel was born on April 12th, 1991 in Montreuil, France.

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Sébastien Carole is a soccer player for the AS Monaco FC, West Ham United F.C., LB Châteauroux, Brighton & Hove Albion F.C., Leeds United F.C., Darlington F.C., Tranmere Rovers F.C., OGC Nice, Knaresborough Town A.F.C., Bury F.C., Guiseley A.F.C., France national under-17 football team, and Martini. Sébastien was born on September 8th, 1982 in Pontoise, France.

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How popular is the baby name Carole in the U.S.?

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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 4,985 4,964 21 #48 girl name
1942 8,442 8,409 33 #35 girl name
1943 6,534 6,506 28 #42 girl name
1944 6,287 6,270 17 #43 girl name
1945 4,854 4,843 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 1,957 1,957 0
1952 1,838 1,838 0
1953 1,634 1,634 0
1954 1,507 1,507 0
1955 1,424 1,424 0
1956 1,418 1,418 0
1957 1,610 1,610 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 897 897 0
1966 755 755 0
1967 703 703 0
1968 612 612 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 114 114 0
1981 118 118 0
1982 99 99 0
1983 108 108 0
1984 95 95 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
2016 11 11 0

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Popularity of Carole as a first name

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Popularity of Carole as a last name

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Common last names for Carole

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  • Johnson
  • Miller
  • Jones
  • Anderson
  • Brown
  • Williams
  • Davis
  • Wilson
  • White
  • Taylor
  • Moore
  • Martin
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  • Young
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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Carole U.S.
  White 77.89% 64.26%
  African American 10.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 3.16% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 3.68% 16.26%

Of Last Name Carole

People with the last name Carole are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Carole

  • How Popular is the name Carole? Carole is the 599th most popular name of all time. As a last name Carole was the 95,955th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Carole have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 110,889 babies born with the first name Carole in the United States. That's more than enough people named Carole to occupy the country of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines with an estimated population of 109,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Carole? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1901 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Carole first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Carole is Thursday, December 24th, 1874.
  • What year had the most people named Carole born? The highest recorded use of the first name Carole was in 1942 with a total of 8,409 babies. That's a lot of babies named Carole!
  • Random Carole Factoid: According to the 1937 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Carole ranks 51st in popularity as a baby girl's name in Oregon. Imagine that, 31 babies in Oregon have the same name as you in 1937.
  • Weird things about the name Carole: Your name in reverse order is Elorac. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Aolcre. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Carole? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 190 people with the last name Carole.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Carole? Carole is one of the most unique last names recorded.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
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