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What does Karlsson mean?

Karlsson Pronunciation of Karlsson [karls-son] as a name for boys is a Scandinavian name, and the meaning of Karlsson is "son of Carl". Karlsson is a version of Carlsen (Scandinavian).

Associated with: scandinavian.


Karlsson has 6 variants: Carlson, Carlssen, Carlsson, Karlsen, Karlson and Karlssen.

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Middle name pairings:
Karlsson Gannon (K.G.), ..

How popular is Karlsson?

Karlsson is an unusual given name for men but a very prominent last name for all people (#29390 out of 150436, Top 20%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Karlsson has yet to make it into the list so far. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Karlsson name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Karlsson outside U.S.

Similar Names

Recommended names are Babsson (see Babson), Carleton, Carlton, Carson, Carston, Charleson, Earlston, Earlton, Garrison, Garrisson, Garson, Hansson, Harrison, Harrisson, Jansson, Karlan, Karlin, Karlo, Karlos, Karlton, Karson, Kason, Larson, Larsson, Madisson, Marlon, Marsdon, Marshon, Marston, Masson, Nilsson, Parson, Paulson, Pearsson, Ralston and Tarleton. These names tend to be more frequently used than Karlsson.

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