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What does Karlan mean?

Karlan Pronunciation of Karlan [kar-lan] as a boys' name is an Old German name, and the name Karlan means "free man". Karlan is an alternate form of Karl (Old German): German variation of Charles.


Karlan has 1 variant: Karlin.

13 more relations via Karl: Carl, Kale, Karel, Karle, Karlens, Karli, Karlo, Karlos, Karlton, Karol, Karoly, Karrel and Karson.

Creative forms:
(male) Kierlan, ..

(female) Karda, Kartan, ..

Middle name pairings:
Karlan Zayne (K.Z.), ..

How popular is Karlan?

Karlan is an unusual given name for men but a somewhat prominent surname for both adults and children (#88083 out of 150436, Top 59%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Prominent varying forms of Karlan (outside Top 2000) are Karson (#293 the previous year), Carl (#600), Karl (#1082), Kale (#1100), Karol, Karlos and Karlton. Usage of these forms of Karlan was widespread 105 years ago (adoption of 0.8%) and has become significantly less since (adoption 0.1%, 87%), with versions such as Karl falling out of fashion. Carl has generally been popular among parents, though Karson has grown trendy as well over time. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Carl, Kale, Karl, Karlos, Karlton in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Karol, Karson in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Karlan is pronounced similarly to Carlin. Other suggested similar names are Caelan, Calan, Callan, Caolan, Carman, Carolan, Carsan, Daelan, Dalan, Dallan, Darian, Darran, Earland, Faolan, Farlay, Gaelan, Galan, Garlan, Garland, Garlen, Garlin, Garlyn, Garran, Garvan, Harkan, Harlan, Harland, Harlen, Harlin, Harman, Haylan, Jaelan, Jaran, Jarman, Jarran, Jaylan, Kadan, Kaelin, Kagan, Kahan, Kaidan, Kalan, Kalani, Kalin, Kalman, Kannan, Karam, Karlsen, Karlson, Karman, Karmen, Katlin, Kavan, Kaydan, Kayvan, Kealan, Keallan, Keilan, Kelan, Kernan, Kiran, Kylan, Kyran, Larran, Marlan, Marland, Marlen, Marlin, Marlon, Orlan, Taran, Tarran, Taylan and Waylan. These names tend to be more frequently used than Karlan.

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