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Carol Name Popularity

How popular is the name Carol? Here’s everything we know.

Year Rank # Births % Births
1910 285 144 0.0409%
1911 290 138 0.0371%
1912 251 268 0.0531%
1913 256 287 0.0506%
1914 251 393 0.0564%
1915 245 549 0.0604%
1916 217 756 0.0783%
1917 215 767 0.0767%
1918 197 981 0.0914%
1919 197 913 0.0872%
1920 182 1,115 0.1003%
1921 165 1,358 0.1186%
1922 157 1,500 0.1346%
1923 139 1,852 0.1654%
1924 132 2,083 0.1794%
1925 119 2,268 0.2007%
1926 113 2,414 0.2195%
1927 106 2,639 0.2384%
1928 77 3,339 0.3121%
1929 63 4,269 0.4121%
1930 54 4,593 0.4397%
1931 46 4,882 0.4946%
1932 32 6,561 0.6641%
1933 20 8,217 0.882%
1934 14 10,265 1.0619%
1935 11 11,731 1.2072%
1936 10 14,521 1.5074%
1937 6 17,335 1.7592%
1938 6 19,424 1.8974%
1939 6 20,166 1.9825%
1940 6 21,761 2.0473%
1941 4 24,181 2.1485%
1942 5 30,271 2.3972%
1943 5 31,681 2.4268%
1944 5 30,456 2.4574%
1945 5 30,388 2.4917%
1946 5 34,284 2.3235%
1947 6 33,538 2.0092%
1948 8 28,979 1.8153%
1949 8 26,782 1.6649%
1950 9 26,165 1.625%
1951 11 24,780 1.4615%
1952 12 23,991 1.3744%
1953 16 22,286 1.2592%
1954 15 22,249 1.2171%
1955 16 22,042 1.1983%
1956 16 21,402 1.1332%
1957 18 21,902 1.1382%
1958 20 19,685 1.0416%
1959 22 18,129 0.9542%
1960 23 17,460 0.9215%
1961 24 16,668 0.8829%
1962 28 14,520 0.7909%
1963 33 12,493 0.696%
1964 36 12,127 0.6889%
1965 42 10,101 0.6177%
1966 48 8,259 0.529%
1967 47 7,489 0.4935%
1968 49 7,078 0.4714%
1969 56 6,140 0.3985%
1970 71 5,063 0.3181%
1971 93 3,853 0.2564%
1972 109 3,002 0.2204%
1973 121 2,448 0.1888%
1974 139 2,020 0.1554%
1975 149 1,771 0.1378%
1976 170 1,474 0.1144%
1977 199 1,322 0.0981%
1978 203 1,241 0.0923%
1979 225 1,144 0.0811%
1980 232 1,075 0.0735%
1981 237 1,019 0.0693%
1982 260 919 0.0615%
1983 247 920 0.0623%
1984 267 881 0.0592%
1985 293 808 0.0532%
1986 311 739 0.049%
1987 314 733 0.048%
1988 333 705 0.0452%
1989 331 728 0.0451%
1990 351 726 0.0438%
1991 386 627 0.0385%
1992 412 580 0.0363%
1993 496 456 0.0292%
1994 496 457 0.0298%
1995 514 429 0.0285%
1996 568 359 0.024%
1997 601 330 0.0223%
1998 647 312 0.0208%
1999 726 262 0.0175%
2000 723 273 0.0179%
2001 812 236 0.0157%
2002 857 215 0.0143%
2003 882 223 0.0147%
2004 886 224 0.0147%
2005 748 311 0.0203%
2006 972 213 0.0136%
2007 1,037 199 0.0126%
2008 1,155 159 0.0103%
2009 1,267 127 0.0085%
2010 1,462 88 0.0061%
2011 1,210 131 0.0092%
2012 1,307 109 0.0076%
2013 1,436 83 0.0058%
2014 1,345 97 0.0067%
2015 1,619 62 0.0043%
2016 1,505 75 0.0052%
2017 1,567 64 0.0046%
2018 1,680 51 0.0037%
2019 1,647 50 0.0037%

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Names Like Carol

If you like Carol, you’ll love these other names like Carol.


What names are variants of Carol?

Mix it up with these names that are a variation of the name Carol.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Carel

Free man

German

Carely

Free man

German

Carey

Love

Gaelic

Cari

Love

Gaelic

Cariel

Free man

German

Carilis

Free man

German

Carla

Free man

German

Carleen

Free man

Latin

Carlene

Free man

German

Carley

Free man

Latin

Carlin

Little champion

Gaelic

Carlina

Free man

German

Carline

Free man

Latin

Carlita

Free man

Latin

Carlota

Free man

Italian

Carlotta

The Italian equivalent of Charlotte, the feminine form of Charles, meaning “full-grown manhood.”

Italian

Carly

Free man

Latin

Carlyn

Free man

German

Carlynn

Free man

German

Carlynne

Free man

German

Caro

Free man

German

Carola

Free man

German

Carolann

Free man

German

Carole

Free man

German

Carolee

Free man

German

Carolena

Free man

German

Carolin

Free man

German

Carolina

Free man

German

Carolinda

Free man

German

Caroline

Free woman

French

Caroll

Free man

German

Caroly

Free man

German

Carolyn

Free man

German

Carolynn

Free man

German

Carolynne

Free man

German

Carri

Free man; pure

Greek

Carrie

Free man

German

Carrol

Free man

German

Carrola

Free man

German

Carroll

Free man

German

Carrolyn

Free man

German

Carry

Beloved; friend; free man

Latin

Cary

Love; free man

German

Caryl

Free man

German

Caryle

Free man

German

Caryll

Free man

German

Charla

Free man

German

Charleen

Free man

German

Charlena

Free man

German

Charlene

Free man

German

Charlotta

Free man

German

Charlotte

Free man

French

Charmain

Free man; charm

German

Charmaine

Charm

French

Charmian

Delight

Greek

Charmion

Free man; charm

German

Charyl

Free man; cherry fruit; green gemstone

Greek

Cherlyn

Free man; cherry fruit; green gemstone

Greek

Cheryl

Cherry fruit; green gemstone

Greek

Ina

“The symbol of femininity,” in allusion to the Latin feminine suffix ina, as in regina, Christina, etc.

Karel

Free man

German

Kari

Free man; pure

Greek

Karla

Greek

Karleen

English

Karli

Free man

Slavic

Karlie

Free man

Slavic

Karlina

Free man

Slavic

Karlinka

Free man

Slavic

Karlote

Free man

German

Karlotta

German

Karol

Hungarian

Karole

Free man

Hungarian

Karolina

Slavic

Karryl

Free man

German

Karryll

Free man

German

Karyl

Free man

German

Karyll

Free man

German

Kerril

Free man

German

Kerryl

Free man

German

Keryl

Free man

German

Lola

The sorrows

Spanish

Loleta

Free man

German

Lolita

A variant spelling of Loleta.

Spanish

Lotta

Free man

German

Lotte

Free man

German

Lotti

Free man

German

Lottie

A variant spelling of Lotty.

French

Sharleen

Free man

German

Sharlene

Free man

German

Sharline

Free man

German

Sharmain

Free man; charm

German


What names sound like Carol?

If you like how Carol sounds, you might also like these names that sound like Carol.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Carle

Free man

German

Carli

Free man

Latin

Carlla

Free man

German

Coral

“The sentry,” in allusion to the belief of the ancients that a coral talisman served as a warning against the approach of evil spirits.

Latin


What names are similar to Carol?

Find a name that’s like Carol, but just a little bit different.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Callie

Beautiful one

Greek

Kallie

Greek


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