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Information on Carol -- Meaning, Origin, and/or Other Information

The meaning of Carol is "Farmer and Song of joy." This eMedTV article provides other information on the name Carol, including its origin and other forms.

Carol is also a boy name. Click here for information on the boy name Carol.

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Carol is from German meaning Farmer.
Carol is from French meaning Song of joy.
Alternates for Carol include: Carey, Cari, Carta, Carleen, Carlen, Carlene, Carley, Carlin, Carlina, and Carline

Here are some names that are spelled similarly to Carol.


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