English, feminine variation of Charles
"free man"

Carol Origin and Meaning

The name Carol is both a boy's name and a girl's name of English origin meaning "free man".
A Caroline abbreviation that was wildly popular with Mom's generation...or Grandma's. At one time it was a name for baby girls born at Christmas. because of its association with Christmas carols.

Carol began to get popular at the end of the nineteenth century, but its high point was the late 1930s and 1940s, when it was a Top 10 name, reaching as high as Number 4 in 1941.

Carol Popularity

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Famous People Named Carol

  • Carol Elaine ChanningAmerican actress and singer
  • Carol Creighton BurnettAmerican actress/comedienne
  • Carol Ryrie BrinkAmerican novelist
  • Carol LynleyAmerican actress
  • Carol McGiffinEnglish broadcaster of radio and television
  • Carol VordermanBritish media personality
  • Carol Ann ShieldsAmerican,Canadian novelist
  • Carolyn Widney "Carol" GreiderAmerican biologist, winner of the Nobel Prize
  • Carol Jane ThatcherEnglish journalist, daughter of Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher
  • Carol WayneAmerican actress
  • Carol LeGrant LewisAmerican Olympic long jumper
  • Carol HarrisonEnglish actress
  • Carol Higgins ClarkAmerican mystery novelist, daughter of novelist Mary Higgins Clark
  • Carol Ann DuffyScottish poet, First woman poet laureate in the UK
  • Carol Shepp McCainAmerican model and White House event planner
  • Carol GraciasIndian model

Carol in Pop Culture

  • Carol Bradymom on TV's "The Brady Bunch"
  • Carol Ferrischaracter in The Green Lantern comics
  • Carol Peletiercharacter on TV's "The Walking Dead"
  • Carol Lockwoodcharacter on TV's "The Vampire Diaries"
  • Carol Danvers a.k.a. Ms. MarvelMarvel Comics character
  • Carol Anne Seavercharacter on TV's "Growing Pains"
  • Carol Anne Freelingcharacter in the "Poltergeist" film series
  • Carol Marcuscharacter on TV's "Star Trek"
  • Carol Russellcharacter on TV's "American Gothic"
  • Carol Ann Jacksoncharacter on British soap "EastEnders"
  • Carol Willickcharacter on TV's "Friends"
  • Carol Hathaway Rosscharacter on TV's "ER"
  • Carol Pewterschmidt Westcharacter on TV's "Family Guy"
  • Carol Airdmain character in the novel "A Price of Salt"/"Carol", by Patricia Highsmith, and it's 2015 film adaptation, "Carol", played by Cate Blanchett
  • Carol McCardycharacter on TV's "Mad Men"
  • Carol Stillscharacter on TV's "The Office"
  • Carol Baldwincharacter on British soap "Coronation Street"
  • Carolcharacter on TV's "The Tomorrow People"
  • "Carol" song by Chuck Berry
  • "Oh! Carol" song by Neil Sedaka
  • "A Christmas Carol" by Charles Dickens
  • Carol's Daughtercompany for natural haircare and beauty products
  • Carol Bernaola (b. 1976) Playboy Magazine's Playmate of the Month for January 2000Twin sister of Darlene Bernaola
  • Carol Freemancharacter, Captain on the upcoming animated series Star Trek: Lower Decks
  • Carolcharacter in the manga/anime series "The Promised Neverland"