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pinWhat 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".

From Karl, the German form of Charles. See also Carlos. Poet Carl Sandburg; journalist Carl Bernstein; astronomer/author Carl Sagan; psychologist Carl Jung.


pinVariations

Carl has 3 variants: Carel, Karel and Karl.

Related boy name: Carlyle.

Carl has 36 more related forms via Carlos, Charles, Karl: Carlito, Carlo, Carlos, Carrlos, Carrol, Carroll, Cary, Caryl, Chad, Charleson, Charley, Charlie, Charlot, Charls, Charlton, Charly, Chas, Chaz, Chick, Chip, Chuck, Kale, Karlan, Karle, Karlens, Karli, Karlin, Karlo, Karlos, Karlton, Karol, Karolek, Karolik, Karoly, Karrel and Karson.

Carl has 2 feminine forms: Carla and Carlene.

Kreatif forms: Carlle, Carllo, Carlly. [more]

pinHow 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. Census)

Shown below is the baby name popularity of Carl for boys. Carl reached its apex position of #20 in the U.S. during the years 1900-1909, and is at #613 presently. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Carl name in U.S.

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

Popular alternative forms of Carl (#613 2 years ago) are Carlo, Carlos (#117 2 years ago), Carlyle, Carrol, Carroll, Cary, Chad (#703), Charles (#51), Charley, Charlie (#225), Chas, Chaz, Chip, Chuck, Kale (#972), Karl and Karson (#330). Other variants, like Charlot, are seldom used. These forms of Carl were at the peak of their popularity during the years 1960-1969 (usage of 0.4291%) and are somewhat less conventional today (usage 0.2216%, 48.4% less). Charles is more universally found than the rest, though Karson has also become popular as well over time, while forms like Carl, Carlo, Chad, Kale and Karl are now less common. Shown below is an analysis of the usage of Carl and affiliated names. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Carl, Carlo, Carlos, Carlyle, Carrol in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Carroll, Cary, Chad, Charles, Charley in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Charlie, Chas, Chaz, Chip, Chuck in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Kale, Karl, Karson in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Carl, Charles, Charlie, Karl outside U.S.


pinSimilar Names

Recommended similar baby names are Cael, Cal, Card, Carley, Carlow, Carly, Caroll, Carr, Caryll, Ciril, Cyril, Earl and Jarl. These names tend to be less frequently used than Carl.

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