Names That Mean Weapon
Origin:Anglicized variation of Irish Cearbhall
Meaning:"hacking with a weapon"
Description:This name was consistently in the boys' Top 200 until WW2. It's a name with so many dimensions to it: the hyper-masculine meaning, the surname-as-firstname trendiness, and the softer sound and connotation since homophone Carol was favoured in the 1940s and '50s for daughters. We think it's time for a resurgence of Carrolls amongst the boys.