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Karl meaning and name origin

Karl \k(a)-rl\ as a boy's name is pronounced karl. It is of Old German origin, and the meaning of Karl is "free man". German form of Charles. Fashion designers Karl Lagerfield, Karl Kani; economist Karl Marx; basketball player Karl Malone.

Karl has 15 variant forms: Carl, Kale, Karel, Karlan, Karle, Karlens, Karli, Karlin, Karlo, Karlos, Karlton, Karrel, Karol, Karoly and Karson.

Suggested similar baby names are Earl, Jarl, Kael, Kail, Kari, Karr, Kiril and Kyril.

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Popularity of Karl

Karl is a very popular first name for males (#228 out of 1220) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#5123 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).

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