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Origin or Ethnicity
Its source is a Gaelic expression meaning "Swordsman."
Alternative Spellings: Carroll and Caryl
The name Carrol ranked 1085th in popularity for males of all ages in a sample of the 1990 US Census.
Though this name appears on the 1990 U.S. Census lists, it is used by only a small percentage of the general population.
The meaning of the Gaelic original is not certain, but it seems to be derived from a verb meaning ''to hack.''
This name is also a re-spelling of Carol, one of many names derived from the Germanic term coerl (freeholder).
Alternative Spellings: Carroll
The name Carrol ranked 1433rd in popularity for females of all ages in a sample of the 1990 US Census.
Though this name has fluctuated in use, it has been quietly present throughout the last century.
In many cases, this name is probably used as a respelling of Carol, one of the names derived from the Germanic term coerl, meaning ''freeholder.''
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