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What does Karol mean?

Karol Pronunciation of Karol [karol] as a girls' name (also used as boys' name Karol) is pronounced KARE-el. It is of Hungarian origin. Variant of Carol.


Karol has 4 variants: Karole, Karolina, Karoline and Karolyne.

Affiliated girl name: Caroline.

38 more alternative forms via Carol: Carel, Carely, Carey, Cari, Cariel, Carla, Carly, Caro, Carola, Carole, Carolee, Carolin, Caroll, Caroly, Carolyn, Carri, Carrol, Carrola, Carroll, Carry, Cary, Caryl, Caryle, Caryll, Charyl, Karel, Kari, Karla, Karli, Karlie, Karlote, Karryl, Karryll, Karyl, Karyll, Kerril, Kerryl and Keryl.

Creative forms:
(female) Kalrol, Keirol, ..

(male) Kamo, ..

Middle name pairings:
Karol Elise (K.E.), ..

How popular is Karol?

Karol is a very prominent first name for women (#1342 out of 4276, Top 31%) and also a very prominent surname for all people (#21349 out of 150436, Top 14%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Karol entered the list in 1930-1939 and reached its peak rank of #551 in the U.S. in the 1940s, but is not ranked at the moment. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Karol name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Karol outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Caroline (#62 in recent rankings), Carly (#389), Karla (#510), Carolyn (#752), Karlie (#815), Carla (#873), Karli (#1292), Karoline (#1605), Karolina (#1712), Carol (#1768), Kari (#1817), Caryl, Karel, Karyl, Karole, Cary, Carrol, Carole, Carola, Caro, Cari, Carolee, Carolin, Carroll, Carey, Carri, Caroll and Carry are the prominent alternative forms of Karol ranked in the Top 2000. Usage of these forms of Karol was at its apex 75 years ago (adoption of 5.37%) and is now much diminished (adoption 0.47%, 91%). Caroline is more familiar than the rest, although Karlie appears to be gaining popularity too, while forms such as Carole are no longer trendy.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Karol, Carey, Cari, Carla, Carly in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Caro, Carol, Carola, Carole, Carolee in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Carolin, Caroline, Caroll, Carolyn, Carri in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Carrol, Carroll, Carry, Cary, Caryl in U.S.

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

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

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

Similar Names

Karol is alike in pronunciation to Coral, Koral and Korall. Other suggested similar names are Kamron, Kara, Karah, Karan, Karas, Karee, Karen, Karie, Karin, Karis, Karlla, Karly, Karma, Karmel, Karna, Karolin, Karolyn, Karon, Karra, Karri, Karrla, Karry, Karson, Kary, Karyn, Karys and Kason. These names tend to be less frequently used than Karol.

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