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What does Karoly mean?

Karoly Pronunciation of Karoly [karoly] as a boys' name is of Old German origin, and Karoly means "free man". Karoly is an alternate spelling of Charles (Old German): from "karl".


21 related forms via Charles, Karl: Carel, Carl, Carlo, Carrol, Carroll, Cary, Caryl, Charly, Kale, Karel, Karlan, Karle, Karli, Karlin, Karlo, Karlos, Karol, Karolek, Karolik, Karrel and Karson.

Creative forms:
(male) Kiroly, Koroly, ..

(female) Karona, ..

Middle name pairings:
Karoly Eric (K.E.), ..

How popular is Karoly?

Karoly is an unusual given name for males but a very prominent last name for all people (#47654 out of 150436, Top 32%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related boy names. Carl (#600 a year ago), Carlo (#1258), Carrol, Carroll, Cary, Caryl, Charles (#50), Charly, Kale (#1100), Karl (#1082), Karlos, Karol and Karson (#293) are the popular varying forms of Karoly (not ranked) appearing in the Top 2000. Other variants, like Carel, are seldom used. These relations of Karoly were favored by parents in the 1930s (usage of 3.68%) and have become much less common since (usage 0.49%, down 86.7%), with versions such as Charles becoming less fashionable. Karson is the most trendy boy name in this list. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Carl, Carlo, Carrol, Carroll, Cary in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Caryl, Charles, Charly, Kale, Karl in U.S.

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

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Anatoly, Baxly, Birly, Brily (see Briley), Bryly (see Briley), Carly, Caroll, Daily, Daly, Darold, Early, Erly, Farly, Farnly (see Farnley), Farold, Garold, Hadly, Hagly, Harly, Harold, Hawly, Horsly (see Horsley), Kadon, Kael, Kahil, Kaile, Kaley, Kalil, Kamal, Kamil, Kamrey, Kanoa, Kareem, Kari, Karim, Karmel, Karmelo, Karmen, Karney, Karny (see Kearney), Karr, Kasey, Kason, Kato, Kayle, Kayley, Kealy, Kearny, Kelly, Kerbey (see Kirby), Kerrey, Kerry, Kinsly, Kiril, Kirill, Kirkly (see Kirkley), Knoll, Koby, Korey, Krock, Kyrell, Kyril, Kyrill, Kyron, Kyrone, Langly, Laroy, Marly, Oakly, Pauly, Ransly (see Ransley), Wadly, Wakely, Wally and Yardly. These names tend to be more commonly used than Karoly.

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