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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Carr

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From Old Norse. Compare Swedish kärr, Icelandic kjarr.

  1. A bog or marsh; marshy ground, swampland.
  2. A marsh or fen on which low trees or bushes grow; a marshy woodland.

carr was also found in the following language(s): Irish and Old English

Notable Persons Named Carr

Carr V. Van Anda was a journalist. Carr was born on December 2nd, 1863 in Georgetown, Ohio. He died on January 28th, 1945.


Carr was born on October 30th, 1873 in St. Louis. He left this life on March 2nd, 1949.


Carr was born on February 8th, 1823 in Mason County, Kentucky. He left this life on September 30th, 1871.


Carr Clifton is a landscape, nature, conservation, wilderness, and the wilderness society (united states) author. Carr was born on April 16th, 1957.


Carr was born in 1722 in Muggleswick. He died in 1807.


Carr Smith was an athlete. Carr was born on April 8th, 1901 in Kernersville, North Carolina. He passed away on April 14th, 1989.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Carr

Jimmy Carr is a black comedy and satire comedian. Jimmy was given the name James Anthony Patrick Carr on September 15th, 1972 in London Borough of Hounslow.


Charmian Carr is an actress, businesswoman, and actor. She has been prominent since 1965. Charmian was given the name Charmian Farnon on December 27th, 1942 in Chicago, Illinois, U.S.


David Carr is a football player. David was born on July 21st, 1979 in Bakersfield, California.


Alan Carr is an observational comedy comedian. Alan was born on June 14th, 1976 in Weymouth, Dorset, England.


Eric Carr was a hard rock, heavy metal music, and glam metal musician. He plays Ludwig Drums and Paiste. His career lasted from 1965 to 1991. Eric was given the name Paul Charles Caravello on July 12th, 1950 in Brooklyn, New York, United States. Eric is also known as The Fox" and Eric Carr. He breathed his last breath on November 24th, 1991.


Lucien was born on March 1st, 1925 in New York City. He died on January 28th, 2005.


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Popularity of Carr as a last name

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Common last names for Carr

  • Smith
  • Brown
  • Jones

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Carr U.S.
  White 73.61% 64.26%
  African American 20.82% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.49% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.59% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.08% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.41% 16.26%

Of Last Name Carr

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

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Fun Facts about the name Carr

  • How Popular is the name Carr? Carr is the 26,866th most popular name of all time. As a last name Carr was the 255th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Carr have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 200 babies born with the first name Carr in the United States. That's more than enough people named Carr to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Carr? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1913 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Carr first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Carr is Sunday, December 13th, 1874.
  • What year had the most people named Carr born? The highest recorded use of the first name Carr was in 1940 with a total of 11 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Carr: Your name in reverse order is Rrac. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Racr. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Carr? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 119,076 people with the last name Carr.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Carr? Carr was ranked as the 255th most popular last name but is still less than 0.1% of the population!

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