Usage Medieval French
Pronounced Pron. KREE-OO
Other Forms FormsCariou, Cariouf, Carioul, Carioule, Carioulf, Carioulfe, Carioulphe, Cariulfe, Cariulph, Cariulphe, Chariou, Charioul, Charioulf, Charioult, Chariulfe, Chariulph, Chariulphe, Crion, Crioul, Crioule, Crioult, Kariulfe, Kariulph, Kariulphe
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Contributor Contrib.Lucille on 3/13/2018
Variant form of Cariou, which is a short form of Carioulf, itself a variant form of Charioulf, which is the original French form of Chariulf. Alternatively, this name is a short form of Crioult, which is a variant form of the aforementioned Carioulf.This is one of the names by which the obscure 6th-century Frankish saint Chariulf (often found written as Cariulf) is known in France. He was a disciple of the Frankish missionary and saint Marculf (better known under the French names Marcou, Marcouf and Marcoul), who died either on the same day as he did, or several days afterwards. As a result, they were buried together (along with an other disciple of Marculf's) in the same tomb in the abbey of Nanteuil, which was located in the diocese of Coutances in the Cotentin Peninsula of Normandy.