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Carel (girl)

What does Carel mean?

Carel Pronunciation of Carel [carel] as a girls' name (also used as boys' name Carel) is an Old German name, and the meaning of the name Carel is "free man". Carel is a variant form of Carol (Old German): originally a male name.

Variations

Carel has 18 variants: Cariel, Carole, Caroll, Carrol, Carroll, Caryl, Caryle, Caryll, Karel, Karol, Karole, Karryl, Karryll, Karyl, Karyll, Kerril, Kerryl and Keryl.

28 more related forms via Carol: Carely, Carey, Cari, Carilis, Carla, Carleen, Carlene, Carley, Carlin, Carly, Carlyn, Caro, Carola, Carolee, Carolin, Caroly, Carolyn, Carri, Carrie, Carrola, Carry, Cary, Charla, Charyl, Cheryl, Kari, Karla and Karli.

Creative forms:
(female) Cerel, Cirel, ..

(male) Cacol, Canell, ..

Middle name pairings:
Carel Patience (C.P.), ..

How popular is Carel?

Carel is an uncommonly occurring given name for women but a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#36672 out of 150436, Top 24%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Prominent varying forms of Carel (outside Top 2000) are Carey, Cari, Carla (#873 from recent data), Carleen, Carlene, Carley (#1106), Carly (#389), Carlyn, Caro, Carol (#1768), Carola, Carole, Carolee, Carolin, Caroll, Carolyn (#752), Carri, Carrie (#1680), Carrol, Carroll, Carry, Cary, Caryl, Charla, Cheryl, Karel, Kari (#1817), Karla (#510), Karli (#1292), Karol, Karole and Karyl. Other forms, like Caryll, are uncommon. These relations of Carel were at the top of their popularity 75 years ago (adoption of 5.8%) and have become significantly less widespread since (adoption 0.1%, 97.7% less). (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Carey, Cari, Carla, Carleen, Carlene in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Carley, Carly, Carlyn, Caro, Carol in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Carola, Carole, Carolee, Carolin, Caroll in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Carolyn, Carri, Carrie, Carrol, Carroll in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Carry, Cary, Caryl, Charla, Cheryl in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Karel, Kari, Karla, Karli, Karol in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Karole, Karyl in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Carla, Carly outside U.S.

Similar Names

Carel is pronounced similarly to Coral and Koral. Other recommended names are Barbel, Batel, Cacey, Cade, Cadee, Cal, Calee, Calen, Caley, Camela, Cameo, Camren, Capree, Cara, Carah, Caree, Careen, Caren, Caresa, Caress, Carie, Carin, Caris, Carle, Carlee, Carlen, Carli, Carlla, Carma, Carmel, Carmela, Carmeli, Carmen, Carmi, Carna, Caron, Carree, Carys, Casee, Casen, Catee (see Kate), Catey, Caye, Cerea, Ceres, Charee, Charela (see Harela), Charell, Charil, Chel, Clare, Clarey, Coel, Coree, Coren, Cree, Cybel, Darel, Darrel, Gayel, Hazel, Jael, Jayel, Karmel, Laurel, Lorel, Mabel, Madel, Merel, Orel, Rahel, Rakel and Sorel. These names tend to be more frequently used than Carel.

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