Carol

Carol - A very unique female name



  Jul 23,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Carol, meaning free man, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #286. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Carol and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Carol? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Carol. The baby girl name Carol was given to 109 baby girls in 2012, ranking #1409 on the national girl baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 12,966 baby girls were given this name - making this a very unique female name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Carol peaked in popularity 78 years ago in 1941 on position 4.



Famous with this name

Carol Channing
Carol Vogel
Carol Kane


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Carol is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Carol is currently topping the baby name charts in New York at position #819 - and is the least popular in Texas at position #1,416.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Carol is where you live.


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Carol origin and meaning

Carol is a 5 letter name with 2 syllables. This name means free man. To see famous people named Carol, pop culture references for the name Carol and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Carol

We've found the following names that sound similar to Carol, sorted by popularity.

Cheryl / Carla / Carole / Carly / Carley / Charlie / Carlie / Carlee / Carli / Charla /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
20121409
20111288
20101580
20091335
20081209
20071061
2006990
2005753
2004894
2003890
2002866
2001817
2000724
1999727
1998647
1997601
1996568
1995512
1994495
1993495
1992412
1991386
1990351
1989333
1988333
1987314
1986310
1985293
1984267
1983247
1982260
1981237
1980232
1979225
1978204
1977199
1976170
1975149
1974138
1973121
1972109
197193
197071
196956
196849
196747
196648
196542
196436
196333
196228
196124
196023
195922
195820
195718
195616
195516
195415
195316
195212
195111
19509
19498
19488
19476
19465
19455
19445
19435
19425
19414
19406
19396
19386
19376
193610
193511
193414
193320
193232
193146
193054
192963
192877
1927106
1926113
1925119
1924132
1923139
1922156
1921165
1920182
1919197
1918197
1917215
1916216
1915245
1914251
1913255
1912251
1911291
1910286

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
New York819
Missouri967
California1024
Indiana1033
North Carolina1073
Virginia1175
Illinois1194
Pennsylvania1251
Georgia1319
Texas1416

Even more about Carol


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Carol a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique female name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Carol?

2 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
1941
Peak year
Female


Popularity Score™

Name Carol
Gender Female
Popularity 1 in 12,966
Letter count 5
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1910
2012 births +109

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