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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Car"ri*on
  1. The dead and putrefying body or flesh of an animal; flesh so corrupted as to be unfit for food."They did eat the dead carrions." [Spenser.]
  2. A contemptible or worthless person; -- a term of reproach.(Obs)"Old feeble carrions." [Shak.]

Etymology: OE. caroyne, OF. caroigne, F. charogne, LL. caronia, fr. L. caro flesh Cf. Crone Crony

adjective Car"ri*on
Of or pertaining to dead and putrefying carcasses; feeding on carrion.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. The dead and rotting body of an animal; unfit for human food

Old French caroigne (see modern French charogne), from Latin caro (“flesh”).

  1. (chiefly uncountable) Dead flesh; carcasses.
    Vultures feed on .
  2. (countable, obsolete, derogatory) A contemptible or worthless person.

Notable Persons Named Carrion

Carrion is a comics character.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Carrion

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Noemí Carrión is a pop rock, electronica, dance music, latin music (genre), and jazz musician. She was most prominent from 1990 to present. Noemí was given the name Noemí Maria Carrión Pérez . Noemí is also known as Naymi and Noemí.


Patricia Manterola is a latin pop and pop rock singing, fashion design, and actor. She was most active from 1989 to 1989. Patricia was given the name Bertha Patricia Manterola Carrión on April 23rd, 1972 in Mexico City.


Richard Carrión is a chairman, president and ceo, popular, inc., presidents of the international olympic committee, chief executive officer, and president andceo. Richard was born on November 26th, 1952 in San Juan, Puerto Rico.


Bong Carrion is a politician. Bong was born on June 19th, 1954 in Calapan.


Doug Carrion is a punk rock, hard rock, rap rock, and americana (music) guitarist, singer, audio engineer, record producer, composer, music editor, and music editor (filmmaking). He plays Guitar, bass guitar, and vocals. He has had major accomplishments since 1985. Doug was born on November 9th, 1964.


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Popularity of Carrion as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Carrion U.S.
  White 9.12% 64.26%
  African American 1.86% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 1.41% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.23% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.32% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 87.06% 16.26%

Of Last Name Carrion

People with the last name Carrion are most frequently Hispanic or Latino

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Fun Facts about the name Carrion

  • How Popular is the name Carrion? Carrion is the 90,281st most popular name of all time. As a last name Carrion was the 3,464th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Carrion have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 5 babies born with the first name Carrion in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Carrion? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 2012 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Carrion first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Carrion is Tuesday, June 18th, 1918.
  • What year had the most people named Carrion born? The highest recorded use of the first name Carrion was in 2012 with a total of 5 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Carrion: Your name in reverse order is Noirrac. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Nrircao. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Carrion? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 10,316 people with the last name Carrion.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Carrion? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 4 of them will have Carrion as their last name.

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  • 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).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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