What does Carroll mean?
Carroll /car-roll/ [2 sylls.] as a boys' name (also used as girls' name Carroll) is of Old German origin, and the meaning of Carroll is "man". An anglicized version of Charles, sometimes used as a surname. Author Lewis Carrol; Signer of the Declaration of Independence Charles Carroll.
Carroll▼ has 23 more alternative forms via Charles: Carel, Carl▼, Carlo▼, Carlos▲, Chad▼, Charleson, Charley▼, Charlie▲, Charlot, Charls, Charlton, Charly, Chas▼, Chaz▼, Chick, Chip▼, Chuck▼, Karel, Karl▼, Karol, Karolek, Karolik and Karoly.Kreatif forms: Calroll, Casroll, Coroll. [more]
How popular is Carroll?
Carroll is a very prominent first name for men (#408 out of 1220, Top 33%) and also a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#201 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Shown below is the baby name popularity of Carroll for boys. Carroll reached its peak rank of #195 in the U.S. in the 1930s, but is not listed at the moment. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Shown below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Carroll and affiliated names. Charles (#51 a year ago), Carlos (#117), Charlie (#225), Carl (#613), Chad (#703), Chaz, Chip, Chuck, Chas, Karl, Carrol, Cary, Carlo and Charley are the prominent variation forms of Carroll listed in the Top 1000. Forms like Karolek are uncommon. These boy names were at the apex of their popularity during 1960-1969 (usage of 0.5149%) and are now significantly less widespread (usage 0.2194%, ▼57.4%), with versions like Chad, Carl, Karl, Carlo and Chaz becoming somewhat outmoded. Charlie (#225) and Carlos (#117) are two of the more trendy names for newborns in this list, with Charlie going through a resurgence in popularity. (2014 Birth Statistics)
A recommended similar baby name is Darroll. This name tends to be less frequently used than Carroll.