First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

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Meanings and Origins

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Origin and Meaning of Carrigan

"Carrigan" is a name of Irish origin, and it means "Spear". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Notable Persons With the Last Name Carrigan

Sean Carrigan is an actor, producer, stand-up comedian, former boxer, television producer, and stand-up comedy. He was most prominent from 1998 to present. Sean was born on May 16th, 1974 in Fairfax, Virginia. Sean is also known as Timothy Sean Carrigan.


Bill Carrigan was a baseball. Bill was born on October 22nd, 1883 in Lewiston, Maine. He breathed his last breath on July 8th, 1969.


Sara Carrigan is a cyclist. Sara was born on September 7th, 1980 in Gunnedah.


Jerry Carrigan is a notable person. Jerry was born on September 13th, 1943 in Alabama.


Kim Carrigan is a noteworthy human. Kim was born in 1958.


Charles Carrigan was a famed somebody. Charles was born on April 28th, 1882. He passed away on April 28th, 1916.


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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1994 5 5 0
1995 27 27 0
1996 86 81 5
1997 48 43 5
1998 58 58 0
1999 37 37 0
2000 50 50 0
2001 36 36 0
2002 42 42 0
2003 36 36 0
2004 45 45 0
2005 34 34 0
2006 34 34 0
2007 44 44 0
2008 42 42 0
2009 49 49 0
2010 62 62 0
2011 46 46 0
2012 48 48 0
2013 60 60 0
2014 50 50 0
2015 37 37 0
2016 37 37 0

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Popularity of Carrigan as a first name

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Popularity of Carrigan as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Carrigan U.S.
  White 89.84% 64.26%
  African American 4.79% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.67% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.49% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.02% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.19% 16.26%

Of Last Name Carrigan

People with the last name Carrigan are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Carrigan

  • How Popular is the name Carrigan? Carrigan is the 10,326th most popular name of all time. As a last name Carrigan was the 5,529th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Carrigan have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,013 babies born with the first name Carrigan in the United States. That's more than enough people named Carrigan to occupy the territory of Niue (New Zealand) with an estimated population of 1,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Carrigan? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1994 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Carrigan first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Carrigan is Thursday, June 19th, 1890.
  • What year had the most people named Carrigan born? The highest recorded use of the first name Carrigan was in 1996 with a total of 81 babies.
  • Random Carrigan Factoid: According to the 2013 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Carrigan is not a popular baby girl's name in Florida. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Florida have the same name as you in 2013.
  • Weird things about the name Carrigan: Your name in reverse order is Nagirrac. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Gnaricra. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Carrigan? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 6,290 people with the last name Carrigan.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Carrigan? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 2 of them will have Carrigan as their last name.

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  • Sources:
  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.