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Carl meaning and name origin
Carl \c(a)-rl\ as a boy's name is pronounced karl. It is of Old German origin. From Karl, the German form of Charles (Old German) "free man". See also Carlos. Poet Carl Sandburg; journalist Carl Bernstein; astronomer/author Carl Sagan; psychologist Carl Jung.
For more information, see also the related name Carlyle.
Carl is also pronounced similarly to Karle. Other suggested similar baby names are Cael, Cal, Card, Carley, Carlo, Carlow, Carly, Caroll, Carr, Carrol, Cary, Caryl, Caryll, Charly, Ciril, Cyril, Earl and Jarl.
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Popularity of Carl
Carl is a very popular first name for males (#47 out of 1220) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#3317 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).
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