Gender: Male Meaning of Carroll: "hacking with a weapon" Origin of Carroll: Anglicized variation of Irish Cearbhall

Carroll Origin and Meaning

The name Carroll is a boy's name of Irish origin meaning "hacking with a weapon".

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 Carroll's amongst the boys.

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