C names, Emotion/Feelings, Female, Gaelic, Joy, Male, Physical Attributes, Proto-Germanic, Proto-Indo-European, Sound, Surname names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes

Carroll

Carroll comes from an Irish surname, the anglicized form of Cearbhall which may derived from Gaelic cearbh meaning "hacking", which may have been a byname for a butcher or a fierce warrior. Carroll could also be a variant spelling of Carol, either a shortened form of Caroline which ultimately comes from Proto-Germanic *karilaz meaning “free man”, though Carol is also an English word meaning "joyful… Continue reading Carroll

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C names, Elements, Female, German/Germanic, Greek, Latin, Old French, Physical Attributes, Sound, Water, Welsh

Carolyn

Origin: Germanic, Greek, Welsh Meaning: Carolyn is a variant of Caroline, itself the feminine form of Charles which ultimately comes from Karl, a Germanic masculine name meaning "man", used to refer to men who were not thralls or servants but who still lived at the bottom of society so it connotes the idea of a… Continue reading Carolyn