What does Carel mean?
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.
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)
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.See names in meaning and etymology.