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Boy Name: Karel

Name: Karel
Pronunciation: \k(a)-rel\
Gender / Sex: boy name boy (Karel's also a girl name)
Meaning: free man
Origin: German
Sounds Like: Carel, Karol, Karrel
Similar Names: Karmel, Darel, Harel, Jarel, Kael
Rank as Last Name (Surname, Family Name): 40344


Karel \k(a)-rel\ as a boy's name (also used as girl's name Karel), is a variant of Carl (Old German), Charles (Old German) and Karl (Old German), and the meaning of Karel is "free man".

The baby name Karel sounds like Carel, Karol and Karrel. Other similar baby names are Karmel, Darel, Harel, Jarel and Kael.

View a list of the 3 names that reference Karel.


Karel is not a popular first name for men but a very popular surname or last name for both men and women (#40344 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)

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