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Karol (boy)

What does Karol mean?

Karol Pronunciation of Karol [karol] as a name for boys (also used as girls' name Karol) is an Old German name, and the name Karol means "free man". Karol is a version of Charles (Old German): from "karl".


Karol has 6 variants: Carel, Carrol, Carroll, Caryl, Karel and Karrel.

16 more relations via Charles, Karl: Carl, Carlo, Carlos, Cary, Kale, Karlan, Karle, Karli, Karlin, Karlo, Karlos, Karlton, Karolek, Karolik, Karoly and Karson.

1 feminine form: Caroline.

Creative forms:
(male) Kerol, Kirol, ..


Middle name pairings:
Karol Zain (K.Z.), ..

How popular is Karol?

Karol is a rare first name for men but a very popular surname for all people (#21349 out of 150436, Top 14%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Karol entered the list in 2005 and reached its highest rank of #1204 in the U.S. then, but is not in the Top 1000 at the moment. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related boy names. Charles (#50 from recent data), Carlos (#117), Karson (#293), Carl (#600), Karl (#1082), Kale (#1100), Carlo (#1258), Karlos, Karlton, Caryl, Carrol, Carroll and Cary are the prominent varying forms of Karol listed in the Top 2000. These forms of Karol reached the apex of their popularity in the 1930s (average #1029) and have become much less widespread since (#1321, 82.1%), with forms such as Carrol becoming somewhat dated. Charles is more ubiquitous than the rest, though Karson has become trendy as well over time.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Karol, Carl, Carlo, Carlos, Carrol in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Carroll, Cary, Caryl, Charles, Kale in U.S.

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

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

Similar Names

Karol is pronounced similarly to Caroll, Caryll, Kiril, Kirill, Kyrell, Kyril and Kyrill. Other suggested similar names are Darrol, Erol, Errol, Kadon, Kael, Kahil, Kail, Kalil, Kamal, Kamil, Kamron, Kano, Kanoa, Kanon, Kapel, Karam, Kari, Karim, Karmel, Karmi, Karny (see Kearney), Karr, Kason, Kato and Kyron. These names tend to be more frequently used than Karol.

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