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Boy Name: Karl

Name: Karl
Pronunciation: \k(a)-rl\
Gender / Sex: boy name boy
Meaning: free man
Origin: German
Sounds Like: Carel, Carly, Carlo, Caryl, Kyril, Kiril
Variant forms: Carl, Kale, Karel, Karlan, Karle, Karlens, Karli, Karlin, Karlo, Karlos, Karlton, Karrel, Karol, Karoly, Karson
Rank as First Name (Given Name): 228
Rank as Last Name (Surname, Family Name): 5123

Description

Karl \k(a)-rl\ as a boy's name is pronounced karl. It is of Old German origin, and the meaning of Karl is "free man". German form of Charles. Fashion designers Karl Lagerfield, Karl Kani; economist Karl Marx; basketball player Karl Malone.

Karl has 15 variant forms: Carl, Kale, Karel, Karlan, Karle, Karlens, Karli, Karlin, Karlo, Karlos, Karlton, Karrel, Karol, Karoly and Karson.

Baby names that sound like Karl are Carel, Carly, Carlo, Caryl, Kyril and Kiril.

View a list of the 4 names that reference Karl.

Popularity

Karl is a very popular first name for men (#228 out of 1220) and also a very popular surname or last name for both men and women (#5123 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)

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