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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.

Baby names that sound like Karl are Carel, Carly, Carlo, Caryl, Kyril and Kiril.

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Popularity of Karl

Karl is a very popular first name for men (#228 out of 1220) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#5123 out of 88799) (1990 U.S. Census).

Displayed below are the baby name popularity trends of the name Karl compared with its variant forms and related boy baby names. (2012 statistics). View the popularity trend for Karl only.


Popularity of name Karl
Popularity of Karl

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