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What does Carling mean?

Carling Pronunciation of Carling [car-ling] as a boys' name (also used as girls' name Carling) has the meaning "little champion". Carling is a version of Carlin (Irish, Gaelic): comedian George Carlin. Carling is also a derivative of Carollan (Irish, Gaelic).

Associated with: little, champion.


2 relations via Carlin, Carollan: Carly and Carolan.

Creative forms:
(male) Cailing, Corling, ..

(female) Carlys, Carnia, ..

Middle name pairings:
Carling Gordon (C.G.), ..

How popular is Carling?

Carling is an unusual first name for men but a very prominent last name for all people (#27496 out of 150436, Top 18%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related boy names. Carlin is the only popular related form of Carling (not ranked) listed in the Top 2000. Other variants, like Carolan, are seldom used. This relation of Carling was at the top of its popularity 23 years ago (#1474). (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Carlin in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Carling and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Recommended names are Ashling (see Ashley), Caelen, Caidin, Cailin, Cain, Callan, Callice, Callis, Calvin, Canning, Caolan, Carden, Cardin, Carleigh, Carley, Carlile, Carlisle, Carlito, Carlos, Carlow, Carlowe (see Carlow), Carlsen, Carlyle, Carman, Carmen, Carmin, Carmine, Carmino, Carne, Carrick, Carsen, Carson, Cartier, Carvil, Carwyn, Catlin, Cattlin, Caydin, Channing, Chaplinn (see Chaplin), Charlie, Colin, Collin, Collins, Corbin, Corin, Corrin, Corvin, Corwinn (see Corwin), Craig, Craine, Cullin, Darring, Delling, Erling, Erving, Garlin, Garlind, Goring, Harding, Harlin, Hasting, Karlin, Kipling, Lansing, Loring, Lorring, Manning, Marlin, Marlinn (see Marlon), Masling (see Maslin), Starling, Sterling, Stirling and Waring. These names tend to be more frequently used than Carling.

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