Carol Name Meaning & Origin
Origin of the name Carol:
Feminine form of the Latin Carolus, which is a cognate of Charles (full-grown, a man, freeman), and a short form of Caroline, another feminine form of Carolus. Alternatively, the name is derived from the vocabulary word carol (joyous song, a carol). Var: Carol, Carrol, Carroll, Carryl, Caryl.
From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.
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- Nicknames for Carol
Carrie, Cal, Carly
- Meanings and history of the name Carol
Short form of CAROLINE. It was formerly a masculine name, derived from CAROLUS. Romanian form of CAROLUS, This was the name of two Romanian kings. The name can also be given in reference to the English vocabulary word which means "song" or "hymn". Song of Joy
- Famous real-life people named Carol
Carol Burnett, American actress and comedienne
Carol Kane, American actress and comedienne
Carol Channing, American actress and singer, 3-time Tony Award winner
Carol Vorderman, English television personality
Carol Alt, American supermodel
Carol Gilligan, American psychologist and author
Carol Heiss, American figure skater
Carol Lawrence, American actress and singer
Carol Moseley Brown, first female African-American senator
Carol Potter, American actress
Carol Ryrie Brink (born Caroline Ryrie), American author, best known for her Newbery Award winning novel "Caddie Woodlawn"
Carol Shields, American-born Canadian author, best known for her novel "The Stone Diaries"
Carol Young, Australian musician
- Carol in song, story & screen
"Carol", song by Chuck Berry, written by Donald Hayes.
"Oh Carol", song by Neil Sedaka.
"Oh Carol", song by Smokie.
Carol Danvers, secret identity of Ms. Marvel in Marvel comics
Carol Peletier-a survivor and a major protagonist on AMC's, The Walking Dead