What does Carl mean?
Carl /carl/ as a boys' name is pronounced karl. It is of Old German origin, and the meaning of Carl is "free man".
Related boy name: Carlyle.
Carl▼ has 27 more related forms via Carlos, Charles, Karl: Carlito, Carlo, Carlos, Carrlos, Carrol▼, Carroll▼, Cary▼, Caryl, Chad▼, Charley▼, Charlie▼, Charlot, Charls, Charly, Chas▼, Chaz▼, Chip, Kale, Karlan, Karle, Karli, Karlin, Karlo, Karlos, Karol, Karoly and Karrel.Kreatif forms:
(male) Cairl, Carllo, ..
(female) Carlle, Carlly, ..
How popular is Carl?
Carl is a very popular first name for men (#47 out of 1220, Top 4%) and also a very popular last name for all people (#2746 out of 150436, Top 2%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Shown below is the baby name statistics of Carl for boys. Carl reached its apex position of #23 in the U.S. in the 1890s, and is at #613 presently. (Top Baby Names, 2014)
Popular alternative forms of Carl (#613 in recent rankings) are Carlito, Carlo (#1081 in recent rankings), Carlos (#117), Carlyle, Carrol, Carroll, Cary, Caryl, Chad (#703), Charles (#51), Charley (#1879), Charlie (#225), Charls, Charly, Chas, Chaz (#1440), Chip, Kale (#972), Karl (#1160), Karlos and Karol. Other variants, like Charlot, are seldom used. These forms of Carl were at the peak of their popularity a century ago (adoption of 5.7%) and are now much less conventional (adoption 0.7%, 87.3% less).
Recommended names are Berl, Burl▼, Cabe, Cable, Cace, Cade, Cadel, Cael, Caeo, Caerd, Cai, Caile, Caily, Cain▲, Caio, Caird, Cairn, Cairo, Caje, Cal, Cale, Cam, Camry, Cap, Capel, Capp, Card, Carew, Carey▼, Carley, Carlin, Carlow, Carly, Carmel, Carne, Carny, Caroll, Caron, Carr, Carvel, Carvil, Caryll, Case▲, Cash▲, Cass, Cato, Caw, Cayle, Cayo, Caz, Ceri, Ciril, Ciro, Clare▼, Clark▲, Claro, Col, Coll, Cor, Cord, Cork, Cort, Cory▼, Curt▼, Cyril▼, Czar, Earl▼, Erl, Irl, Jarl and Perl. These names tend to be less frequently used than Carl.