What does Carroll mean?
Carroll [car-roll] as a name for girls (also used as boys' name Carroll) is of Old German derivation, and the name Carroll means "free man". Carroll is an alternate form of Carol (Old German): originally a male name.
(female) Camroll, Caril, ..
(male) Carcol, .. Middle name pairings:
Carroll Raelyn (C.R.), ..
How popular is Carroll?
Carroll is a very prominent first name for females (#1272 out of 4276, Top 30%) and also a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#201 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Carroll entered the list in 1890-1899 and reached its apex rank of #583 in the U.S. during 1940-1949, but is not found in the list currently. (2015 Birth Statistics)
Which version is better?with its source form and related girl names. Carly (#389 from current records), Carolyn (#752), Carla (#873), Carrie (#1680), Carol (#1768), Carry, Caryl, Karel, Karyl, Karole, Karol, Carrol, Carri, Carola, Caro, Carole, Carolee, Caroll, Carolin and Carlota are the popular related forms of Carroll ranked in the Top 2000. Other variants, like Carrolyn, are seldom used. These forms of Carroll reached the height of their popularity in the 1940s (usage of 5.3%) and are now significantly less conventional (usage 0.1%, down 98%), with forms such as Carol becoming somewhat outmoded.
Carroll is pronounced similarly to Correlle. Other recommended names are Camill, Camron, Camyll (see Camilla), Carabel, Carabell, Cardon, Carle, Carli, Carlla, Carmalla, Carmel, Carmela▼, Carmeli, Carmella▼, Carmelle, Carmila, Carmill, Carmilla, Carmon, Carolan, Carollyn, Caron, Caronn (see Karen), Caroyln, Carree, Carreen, Carren, Carrey, Carrin, Carrina, Carrine, Carrisa, Carron, Carryn, Carson, Catrelle, Charell, Charill (see Charlotte), Charrela (see Harela), Cherell, Cherrell, Cherrill (see Cheryl), Cheryll, Chyrill (see Cheryl), Corrella, Creola, Creole, Creolla, Criolla (see Creola), Darcell, Darnell, Darrell, Darrill (see Daryl), Darryll, Daryll, Derrill, Laurell, Marell, Marnell, Marvell, Merrall, Merrell, Merrill, Sharrell, Sorrell, Terrall, Terrell and Terrill. These names tend to be less frequently used than Carroll.See names in meaning and etymology.