Meaning and Origin of Carroll - FamilyEducation

Meaning and Origin of: Carroll

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Girl name origins & meanings:

  • English : Song
  • Old German : Freeholder; English feminine form of Carolus; Originally a short form of Caroline; feminine form of Charles

Boy name origins & meanings:

  • Old German : Free man; a variation of Charles
  • French : Strong
  • Scandinavian : Freeman
  • Old German : Man

Family name origins & meanings:

  • Irish : Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Cearbhaill or Ó Cearbhaill ‘son (or descendant) of Cearbhall’, a personal name of uncertain origin, perhaps from cearbh ‘hacking’ and hence a byname for a butcher or nickname for a fierce warrior.