What does Karoly mean?
Karoly /ka-roly/ [3 sylls.] 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". Compare last name Karolyi.
Karoly has 36 related forms via Charles, Karl: Carel, Carl▼, Carlo▼, Carlos▲, Carrol▼, Carroll▼, Cary▼, Caryl, Chad▼, Charleson, Charley▼, Charlie▲, Charlot, Charls, Charlton, Charly, Chas▼, Chaz▼, Chick, Chip▼, Chuck▼, Kale▼, Karel, Karlan, Karle, Karlens, Karli, Karlin, Karlo, Karlos, Karlton, Karol, Karolek, Karolik, Karrel and Karson▲.Kreatif forms: Kirly, Korly, Korroly. [more]
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. Census)
Shown below is an analysis of the usage of Karoly and associated names. Carl (#613 a year ago), Carlo, Carlos (#117), Carrol, Carroll, Cary, Chad (#703), Charles (#51), Charley, Charlie (#225), Chas, Chaz, Chip, Chuck, Kale (#972), Karl and Karson (#330) are the popular varying forms of Karoly (not ranked) appearing in the Top 1000. Variants like Karolek are seldom used. These boy names reached the peak of their popularity during 1960-1969 (usage of 0.4544%) and have become much less popular since (usage 0.2346%, down 48.4%), with versions such as Carl, Carlo, Chad, Kale and Karl falling out of fashion. Carlos (#117), Charlie (#225) and Karson (#330) are three of the more trendy boy names in this list, and there is a revival in baby name popularity for Charlie. (2014 Birth Statistics)