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National Carol Day – March 7, 2023

Carol is a unisex given name, however, it is more typically used for girls in modern Western use. It is a European continental spelling of the English Charles, Germanic Carl, and Latin Carolus, as well as a short form of Caroline. This name, which means ‘joyful song,’ is a fantastic option for a parent who believes music will play an important role in their child’s life. Carol’s meaning in English baby names is a feminine variant of Charles, meaning powerful or masculine. There is also a feminine form of Carl, joy, which is also used.

History of National Carol Day

Carol was initially found in Tipperary, Offaly, Monaghan, and Louth counties in Ireland. They are descended from King Oilill Olum through their relationship with Cearbhall.

Prior to the Anglo-Norman Conquest, there were six separate O’Carroll septs. While four septs fell apart before the end of the thirteenth century, the two most significant remained. These were the O’Carrolls of Ely O’Carroll from Tipperary and Offaly, and the O’Carrolls of Oriel from Monagan and Louth. Whereas the Oriel O’Carrolls vanished as an official sept as a result of the Anglo-Norman Conquest, the sept’s people were not scattered but stayed mostly within their historic borders. The O’Carrolls of Ely O’Carroll, on the other hand, managed to keep their independence and tradition until the end of the sixteenth century, and they continued to play an important role in Irish history. They used to have huge domains in Tipperary, but the rise of the powerful Norman Butlers limited them to the area surrounding Birr in Offaly.

Hundreds of thousands of Irish immigrants came to North American coasts in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. The idea of their own land intrigued the early settlers, yet they were relatively well off in Ireland when they decided to leave. As a result, they were just carrying out a long and thoroughly considered choice. In the 1840s, a totally different pattern emerged: hundreds of destitute individuals piled aboard passenger vessels, trying to find any vestige of opportunity. Crop failures had devastated the Irish homeland throughout this decade, resulting in widespread sickness and malnutrition. Regardless of when the Irish immigrants arrived in North America, they were critical to the rapid growth of the developing countries of the U.S. and what would later become known as Canada.

National Carol Day timeline

1950
The Rise of an Actress

Arlene Carol Dahl rises to prominence as an actress and a Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer star.

1980
The Long Distance Runner

English female long-distance runner Glynis Carol Goodburn shines in her races.

1982
The National Book Award

The 1982 novel “Marked by Fire” earns a National Book Award and an American Book Award for Joyce Carol Thomas.

2018
The Knight Honored for Volunteer Work

Lesley Carol Smith is made a Member of the Order of the British Empire for his volunteer service to the Red Cross.

National Carol Day FAQs

When did the name Carol first appear?

The name first occurred in 1880, when it was given to seven newborn babies.

What does the name Carol represent in terms of personality?

Sensitive, caring, and giving; trustworthy, reliable, helpful. Not fashion conscious and are frequently dressed shabbily; frequently regarded as a mother or father figure.

Where did the origin of the name Carol come from?

Carol is of Old German origin, and its meaning is “free man.”

National Carol Day Activities

  1. Throw a party for Carol as if it were Christmas!

    Yes, both Carol and Christmas Carol have nearly the same connotation, which is that it's a happy time. So, celebrate your name as if it were Christmas.

  2. Wish your friend a happy day

    Knowing the significance of your name is a spiritual journey that requires both mental and physical effort. Wish your buddy a happy day and understand what his or her name means.

  3. Buy flowers or alcohol

    On her name day, a lady is usually given flowers by friends. A bottle of booze is a popular name-day present for males.

5 Facts Anything About Carol

  1. The Carol Motto

    The motto was originally a war cry or slogan; mottoes initially appeared with arms in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries but were not widely used until the seventeenth century.

  2. Dicken’s book

    This Carol is not a name, but a book called "A Christmas Caro,l" with the full title as Dicken's Book.

  3. The true meaning of “another carol”

    In the early fourteenth century, the term "carol" referred to a ring dance accompanied by music.

  4. Not in the Top 100 charts

    Carol's popularity has steadily declined over the years, and it is no longer in the top 100 on the Baby Names Popularity Charts.

  5. It’s a gender-neutral name

    Carol is a gender-neutral name of English origin; if you are a woman, you will find the name Caroline, and if you are a man, you would be Carl.

Why We Love National Carol Day

  1. Because it’s joyful

    Carol is a name that inspires joy. This is especially the case if you are a musician and want your child to follow in your footsteps.

  2. Ahead of your time

    Carol is a name that suggests you are ahead of the curve. Your knowledge and brilliance will allow you to accomplish great things in your lifetime.

  3. An enthusiastic analyzer

    Carols appear to be naturally gifted at solving mental and physical challenges. They typically like researching and prefer scientific information.

National Carol Day dates

YearDateDay
2023March 7Tuesday
2024March 7Thursday
2025March 7Friday
2026March 7Saturday
2027March 7Sunday

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