WikiName logo

Carroll

From WikiName

Previous: CarrilloNext: Carson
Gender: surname
Pronunciation: CARE-ohl
Meaning: fierce warrior
Related Names: Carol, Carolyn, Carrel, Carrell, Carrill, Carrol, Caryll, Garvil, Garvill, O’Carroll

Length: 7 Gender: {{#if surname

 |surname

}}

Rank in 2000s: 0 0

Name: carroll Origin: Irish,, Meaning (no case): fierce warrior



This free name resource is powered, inspired and maintained by the community friendly domain registrar, Name.com. We offer domain names. premium domains, and cheap domain names. So whatever the origin, whether old or new, popular or rare, you can get your baby started with their very own web presence! Please join our effort by writing about a name subject not yet covered, or adding to an existing article. Muchas gracias.

Contents

ORIGIN AND HISTORY

The surname Carroll is of Irish origin, from the Gaelic “Cearbhaill,” meaning slaughter, or war champion. The family name was originally MacCarroll or O’Carroll, respectively, “son of Carroll” or “grandson of Carroll.” The prefix was dropped from the name in the 18th century. The Carroll clan originates from two ancient rulers of Ireland: Heber, son of Milesius King of Galacia and Kian, grandson of Owen the Great.[1] [1]

POPULARITY

Carroll is a very common surname in the United States. According to WhitePages.com, it ranked as the 181st most common surname. The highest concentration of people with the last name Carroll is in Texas, followed closely by Florida, California and New York.[1]

FACTS

  • Perhaps the most famous bearer of the name Carroll is author Lewis Carroll, who wrote the famous children’s books Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass. Ironically, this famous Carroll is not a Carroll at all: Lewis Carroll was a pseudonym for Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, who was an Oxford mathematician.[1] The name Lewis Carroll is said to have been created by translating Charles Lutwidge into Latin as “Carolus Ludovicus” and then reversing the names and translating them back to English.[1]
  • The Carroll motto is “Flecti Non Frangi,” which translates to “Bent not broken.”[1]
  • Many Carolls left Ireland in the 1840s because of religious persecution, economic hardship and famine.[1]
  • There were close to 4000 people with the last name Carroll who served in the Civil War. Of those, 1489 of them served the Confederate side and 2414 served the Union side.[1]

NAMESAKES

FAMOUS PERSONS


NOTES


Author: Sarena Emily Levinson

Facts about CarrollRDF feed
Gender surname  +
Length 7  +
Meaning fierce warrior  +
Meaningnc fierce warrior  +
Name carroll  +
Origin Irish  +
Popularity 0  +
Pronunciation CARE-ohl  +
Rank in 2000s 0  +
Related Carol  +, Carolyn  +, Carrel  +, Carrell  +, Carrill  +, Carrol  +, Caryll  +, Garvil  +, Garvill  +, and O’Carroll  +
Personal tools
RegZap
Use: Highlight any text (a single word, an entire phrase, or domain name) then click the RegZap button to find available domain names based the selected text. Depending on your browser settings a new tab or window will open when you click on the button.

Bookmark: Drag the button to your toolbar or right click and select 'bookmark'.