Carroll

First Name
41k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
134k
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Carroll

"Carroll" is a name of Irish origin, and it means "Feminine of Carl: joy". It's a name commonly given to both boys and girls.

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. English author; Charles Dodgson was an Oxford don of mathematics who is remembered for the children's stories he wrote under the pen name Lewis Carroll (1832-1898)
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  1. An Irish surname​ derived from the Irish Ó Cearbhaill.
  2. Lewis Carroll - pseudonym of British author Charles Lutwidge Dodgson.
  3. A male given name transferred from the surname.
  4. A female given name, a less common spelling of Carol.
  5. An early ripening apple cultivar

Notable Persons Named Carroll

Carroll O'Connor was an actor, comedian, producer, director, television producer, and television director. His career lasted from 1951 to 2000. Carroll was given the name John Carroll O'Connor on August 2nd, 1924 in Manhattan. He left this life on June 21st, 2001.

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Carroll Baker is an actress. She was most prominent from 1952 to 2003. Carroll was born on May 28th, 1931 in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, U.S.

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Carroll Shelby is a formula one racer.

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Carroll Rosenbloom was a businessman. Carroll was born on March 5th, 1907 in Baltimore. He left this life on April 2nd, 1979.

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Carroll was born on November 5th, 1949 in New Haven, Connecticut.

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Carroll Quigley was a professor, historian, and author. Carroll was born on November 9th, 1910 in Boston. He passed away on January 3rd, 1977.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Carroll

Lewis Carroll was a children's literature, fantasy literature, mathematical logic, poetry, literary nonsense, linear algebra, and voting system writer, mathematician, anglican cleric, photographer, artist, and anglicanism. Lewis was given the name Charles Lutwidge Dodgson on January 27th, 1832 in Daresbury, Cheshire, England. Lewis is also known as Dodgson and Charles Lutwidge (real name). He breathed his last breath on January 14th, 1898.

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Buckethead is a heavy metal music, progressive metal, funk metal, avant-garde metal, instrumental rock, experimental rock, and ambient music musician. He plays Gibson Les Paul, Jackson King V, and ESP M-II. He holds the title Excerpt of "Jordan". He was most prominent from 1985 to present. Buckethead was given the name Brian Patrick Carroll on May 13th, 1969. Buckethead is also known as Buckethead, Carroll, and Brian Patrick.

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Andy Carroll is a soccer player for the West Ham United F.C., Newcastle United F.C. Reserves, Academy, Newcastle United F.C., Preston North End F.C., Liverpool F.C., England national under-19 football team, England national under-21 football team, and England national football team. Andy was born on January 6th, 1989 in Gateshead, England.

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Pete Carroll is an american football player. Pete was born on September 15th, 1951 in San Francisco.

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Diahann Carroll is an actor, singing, actress, and singer. She was most prominent from 1954 to present. Diahann was given the name Carol Diahann Johnson on July 17th, 1935 in The Bronx.

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Jim Carroll was an author, poet, musician, and autobiographer. His most notable accomplishments were from 1967 to 2009. Jim was given the name James Dennis Carroll on August 1st, 1949 in Manhattan. He left this life on September 11th, 2009.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 26 0 26
1881 22 0 22
1882 32 0 32
1883 31 0 31
1884 24 0 24
1885 26 0 26
1886 25 0 25
1887 34 0 34
1888 37 0 37
1889 33 0 33
1890 41 0 41
1891 29 0 29
1892 48 0 48
1893 50 0 50
1894 46 0 46
1895 61 0 61
1896 55 5 50
1897 65 7 58
1898 51 0 51
1899 65 5 60
1900 69 0 69
1901 46 0 46
1902 52 0 52
1903 60 0 60
1904 83 13 70
1905 72 0 72
1906 62 0 62
1907 78 6 72
1908 91 14 77
1909 102 15 87
1910 100 11 89
1911 127 14 113
1912 264 8 256
1913 293 29 264
1914 414 32 382
1915 560 33 527
1916 578 37 541
1917 615 52 563
1918 584 63 521
1919 591 61 530
1920 647 40 607
1921 719 50 669
1922 643 54 589
1923 764 64 700
1924 727 58 669
1925 787 55 732
1926 814 76 738
1927 761 68 693
1928 721 66 655
1929 779 72 707
1930 845 88 757
1931 830 80 750
1932 905 90 815
1933 876 103 773
1934 976 102 874
1935 928 119 809
1936 928 138 790
1937 923 144 779
1938 984 157 827
1939 920 133 787
1940 910 156 754
1941 945 163 782
1942 978 191 787
1943 1,034 208 826
1944 882 176 706
1945 811 163 648
1946 854 172 682
1947 830 160 670
1948 782 177 605
1949 770 148 622
1950 686 131 555
1951 629 116 513
1952 585 99 486
1953 521 96 425
1954 525 95 430
1955 483 80 403
1956 489 96 393
1957 468 89 379
1958 366 83 283
1959 371 67 304
1960 362 90 272
1961 326 61 265
1962 295 62 233
1963 321 57 264
1964 265 61 204
1965 226 49 177
1966 238 55 183
1967 229 45 184
1968 219 47 172
1969 200 44 156
1970 193 45 148
1971 175 30 145
1972 156 22 134
1973 152 34 118
1974 117 19 98
1975 108 15 93
1976 106 21 85
1977 109 21 88
1978 93 31 62
1979 93 22 71
1980 92 14 78
1981 80 13 67
1982 87 21 66
1983 78 9 69
1984 60 13 47
1985 90 30 60
1986 61 10 51
1987 60 14 46
1988 52 5 47
1989 59 8 51
1990 63 17 46
1991 40 9 31
1992 47 15 32
1993 33 7 26
1994 35 13 22
1995 37 8 29
1996 26 8 18
1997 32 9 23
1998 27 12 15
1999 17 0 17
2000 12 0 12
2001 14 0 14
2002 10 0 10
2003 15 0 15
2004 12 0 12
2005 13 5 8
2006 16 0 16
2007 13 5 8
2008 9 0 9
2009 9 0 9
2010 9 0 9
2011 7 0 7
2012 13 0 13
2013 15 0 15
2014 6 0 6
2015 9 0 9
2016 10 0 10

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Popularity of Carroll as a first name

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Popularity of Carroll as a last name

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Common last names for Carroll

  • Smith
  • Johnson
  • Brown
  • Jones
  • Miller
  • Williams
  • Davis
  • Anderson
  • Clark
  • Thompson
  • White
  • Wilson
  • Martin
  • Moore
  • Jackson
  • Hall
  • Lewis

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Carroll U.S.
  White 82.95% 64.26%
  African American 11.48% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.61% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.67% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.92% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.36% 16.26%

Of Last Name Carroll

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

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Fun Facts about the name Carroll

  • How Popular is the name Carroll? Carroll is the 1,116th most popular name of all time. As a last name Carroll was the 215th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Carroll have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 41,289 babies born with the first name Carroll in the United States. That's more than enough people named Carroll to occupy the territory of Sint Maarten (the Netherlands) with an estimated population of 37,429 (as of January 1, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Carroll? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 26 new born babies.
  • When was Carroll first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Carroll is Monday, October 24th, 1859.
  • What year had the most people named Carroll born? The highest recorded use of the first name Carroll was in 1934 with a total of 874 babies.
  • Random Carroll Factoid: According to the 1918 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Carroll ranks 55th in popularity as a baby boy's name in Maryland. Imagine that, 42 babies in Maryland have the same name as you in 1918.
  • Weird things about the name Carroll: Your name in reverse order is Llorrac. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Rclrloa. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Carroll? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 134,317 people with the last name Carroll.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Carroll? Carroll was ranked as the 215th most popular last name but is still less than 0.1% of the population!

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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).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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