Karl - boys name

Karl name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 75%

Karl name meaning:

The name Karl is of Germanic origin and is derived from the Old Norse name "Kári," meaning "man," "freeman," or "strong." It is also thought to be a variant of the name Charles, which has similar meanings. The name Karl has a long history and is found in various cultures and languages, including German, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, and English.

People named Karl are often described as strong-willed, independent, and determined. They are known for their leadership qualities and their ability to take charge of situations. They are often seen as reliable and responsible individuals, with a strong sense of duty and loyalty. Karl's tend to value honesty, integrity, and hard work, and they strive for success in their endeavors.

Overall, the name Karl carries a masculine and powerful connotation. It represents qualities of strength, independence, and determination, making it a fitting name for boys who are destined to make an impact in their lives and careers.

Origin: Greek

Form of Charles. Man, strong.

Related names

Charles , Arletta, Caralyn, CarIes, Carilla, Carilyn, Carilynne, CarIo, Carletta, Carlita, Carlotta , Caro, Carola, Carolan, Carolann, Carolanne, Carole, Caroliana, Carolina , Carolo, Carolyne, Carolynn, Chardae, Charlaine, Charlayne, Charlee , Charleen, Charleena, Charlena, Charlene , Charlette, Charley , Charli , Charlie , Charline, Charlisa, Charlita, Charlotta, Charly, Charlyn, Charlynn, Charmayne, Charmine, Chars, Chas, Chatlie, Chattie, Chick, Chuck, Ebbaneza, Ebeneezer, Ebeneser, Ebenezar, Ebenezeer, Estella , Karl , Karla , Karol , Lottie , Lotty , Sharlene, Siarl, Totty

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Overall UK ranking: 1184 out of 4789

23 recorded births last year

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Historical popularity of Karl

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