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What does Carville mean?

Carville Pronunciation of Carville [carville] as a boys' name is an Old French name, and Carville means "swampy dwelling". Carville is an alternate form of Carvell (Old French): political strategist James Carville.

Associated with: swampy (meadow), dwelling (home).


Carville has 2 variants: Carvel and Carvil.

Creative forms:
(male) Calville, Carvillo, ..

(female) Carvilla, Carvilli, ..

Middle name pairings:
Carville Tayden (C.T.), ..

How popular is Carville?

Carville is a rare given name for men but a very popular surname for both adults and children (#45403 out of 150436, Top 30%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Carville has yet to make it into the Top 2000 so far. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Carville name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Carville outside U.S.

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Caile, Camillo, Cardell, Cardelle, Carlile, Carlisle, Carlyle, Carmello, Carmine, Carnell, Carnelle, Caroll, Carroll, Caryll, Cirillo, Colvile, Colvill (see Colville), Colville, Cordelle, Corneille, Cyrill, Cyrille, Darrill (see Darrel), Darvell, Farrill, Gaille, Garvie, Glanville, Granville, Greville, Harvie, Harwill (see Hartwell), Jaquille, Jarvell, Manvile (see Manville), Manvill (see Manville), Manville, Marvell, Melville, Neville, Norvill, Norville, Norvylle, Orvelle, Orville, Sackville, Savile, Savill and Saville. These names tend to be more commonly used than Carville.

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