What does Carroll mean?
Carroll /car-roll/ 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.
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 via latest list), Carlos (#117), Carl (#613), Cary, Carrol and Carlo are the prominent variation forms of Carroll listed in the Top 1000. Other forms, like Carel, are uncommon. These forms of Carroll were popular as birth names during 1940-1949 (average #334) and are now significantly less widespread (#683, ▼52%), with the versions Carl, Carlo, Carroll, Carrol and Cary becoming somewhat outmoded. Charles has historically been preferred by parents, although Carlos seems to be becoming a favorite too. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Carroll▼ is pronounced similarly to Coryell and Karrel. Other recommended similar baby names are Cardell, Carlow, Carlowe, Carly, Carnell, Cartrell, Carvell, Cyrill, Darrell▼, Darrill, Darrol, Darrold, Darroll, Darryll, Erroll, Farrell▼, Farrill, Farryll, Harrell, Jarrall, Jarrell, Jerroll, Tarrall and Verroll. These names tend to be less frequently used than Carroll.