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What does Karle mean?

Karle Pronunciation of Karle [kar-le] as a name for boys is an Old German name, and the name Karle means "free man". Karle is an alternate spelling of Karl (Old German): German transcription of Charles.


Karle has 1 variant: Carl.

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

Creative forms:
(male) Karke, Karler, ..

(female) Karda, Karkel, ..

Middle name pairings:
Karle Lazaro (K.L.), ..

How popular is Karle?

Karle is an unusual given name for men but a very prominent last name for all people (#20497 out of 150436, Top 14%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Karson (#293 last year), Carl (#600), Karl (#1082), Kale (#1100), Karol, Karlos and Karlton are the popular variation forms of Karle (not ranked). These relations of Karle were at the height of their popularity in the 1910s (average #1458) and have become much less conventional since (#1296, 86.6% less usage), with forms like Karl going out of style. Carl is more widely used than the rest, though Karson is currently higher in the list. (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

Suggested similar names are Bale, Bartle, Berle, Burle, Cable, Caile, Cale, Cayle, Daile, Dale, Dalle, Daryle, Dayle, Eagle, Earle, Erle, Fadle, Gable, Gaile, Gale, Gayle, Hale, Halle, Hayle, Kade, Kael, Kail, Kaile, Kaine, Kairde (see Caird), Kairne, Kaleb, Kalen, Kaley, Kane, Karam, Kareem, Kari, Karim, Karlsen, Karmel, Karmen, Karmi, Karney, Karny (see Kearney), Karolek, Karr, Kasee, Kasie, Kayde, Kaye, Kayle, Kayleb, Kayley, Kayne, Kearie, Kearne, Kelle, Kile, Kyle, Kyrie, Ladle, Lale, Merle, Nagle, Pavle, Sable, Searle, Vaile, Vale, Verle, Virle, Vyrle, Yale and Zale. These names tend to be more frequently used than Karle.

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