Carl name meaning

Updated: May 30th, 2024
Gender: Boy
Origin: Old High German, Irish, Gaelic, Breton, Old English and Germanic
Usage: English, German, Scandinavian, Icelandic, Greenlandic, Finnish, Swedish, Danish and Norwegian
Pronunciation: pronunciation of Carl kar-l
Meaning: Place Name, Farmer's Settlement, Man, Strong, Vigorous and Army
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What does Carl mean?

Meaning of Carl is Place Name, Farmer's Settlement, Man, Husband, Strong, Vigorous or Army came from Breton, Germanic, Irish, Gaelic, Old English and Old High German used as a unisex name is specifically used in Greenlandic, Danish, Norwegian, German, Finnish, Scandinavian, Swedish, English and Icelandic.

Carl is variant form of durable and celebrated Carlisle. Substantially used in English durable and celebrated, Carlisle, meaning of Carlisle is "From the Castle Tower, Carl's Island and From the Walled City" is rooted from Breton.

Carl is a variation of Carlin. Carlin is a variant of famous and perennial Carl. Carlin is English form of Carla. Origin of Loved and Evergreen Carlin is in Gaelic and Irish, meaning of Carlin is "Female Version of Carl and Charles".

Carl is variant form of noteworthy and conifer Karl. Karl is form of durable and renowned Carl. Karl is equivalent of Háriolus in German language. Acclaimed and Conifer Karl came from Old Norse, Old High German and Germanic, meaning of Karl is "Strong and Masculine, Strong and Husband".

Carl is resultant of Charles. Charles is English form of Karl. Also Charles is English and French equivalent of Karl. Trendy and Enduring Charles is originated from Germanic and Old High German, Charles means "Free Man, A Man and Manly".

It is celebrated on March 2 or November 4.

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How do I pronounce Carl?

The most common pronunciation of two syllabled Carl is kar-l.

Variants of Carl

Carolus, Caarlo, Karl, Carlin, Carlisle, Háriolus, Carel, Kalle, Carla, Karel, Charles, Karle, Kaleva, Carrol, Carlanthony

Names that rhyme with Carl

How popular is the name Carl?

Carl was a very popular name in United States. Over 506230 babies have been given the name in 249 years. At the peak of its usage in 1894, 8304 boys were bestowed the name and it was ranked at 22nd position.

However after 249 years, the name is currently sliding down on the charts but still performing better than most of the names. Moreover, the given name has been to the top 50 baby names an amazing 78 times Also, Carl is a popular in Sweden where over 8033 new-borns have been given the name since 1998.

At its zenith in 1998, 653 boys were bestowed the name and it was ranked at 21st position. Moreover, the first name has been to the top 50 baby names 11 times

Carl is a common name in England and Wales given to over 2930 babies in 23 years.

At present the name is rising, in 1996, the moniker grabbed the 116th spot and 387 baby boys were given the name. Also, Carl was a common name in France. Over 5038 babies have been named Carl since 1946.

At the peak of its usage in 1974,. After 67 years, the name has past its prime. Also, Carl is common in Denmark where over 5133 new-borns have been given the name since 1998.

When at its peak in 2015, the moniker grabbed the 10th spot and 418 baby boys were given the name. Additionally, the moniker has been in the top 10 baby names 1 times

Carl is a familiar baby name in Ireland, it has been in use since 1964 and was able to reach the top 200 names.

In 1993, it achieved its highest ever ranking of 102 on boy names chart when 54 babies were given the name Carl. Over 1474 people have been named Carl in Ireland.

In Switzerland, Carl is a unique name where it has been in use since 2002 and has secured the place in top 300 names. Recently in 2017, it achieved its highest ever ranking of 250 on boy names chart when 37 babies were named Carl.

There are over 245 babies that have been given the name Carl in Switzerland.

Carl is an uncommon baby name in Belgium, its highest ever rank is 510 (1998) in its 15 years run on Belgium naming chart.

Over 144 people have been named Carl in Belgium. But Carl is a popular baby name in England where every 1 in 800 have the name as well as in, Canada, Philippines, South Africa, Germany, Haiti, Australia, Ghana, Wales and Norway.

At least, 860000 people around the globe have been given the name as per our findings.

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Numerological analysis of Carl

You can become a great leader if you want. The question is how do you want to succeed in life? Lies can be comforting, but you always prefer to hear the ugly truth instead. It's time you realize that your life success and accomplishments don't depend on other people and their opinion of you but on you and your opinion of yourself. You have the heart of a warrior. You are dominant when it comes to relationships.

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Sibling Names for Carl

If you're considering the name Carl for your baby, you may be interested in exploring sibling names that complement it. Here are some suggestions for girl and boy names that pair well with Carl and create a harmonious sibling set.

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Famous people named Carl

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  • Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, German Classical period musician and composer
  • Carl Oscar Borg, Swedish-born painter
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  • Carl Schuricht, German conductor
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  • Carl Stamitz, German composer of partial Czech ancestry
  • Carl Gustaf Nordin, Swedish statesman, historian and ecclesiastic
  • Carl Gyllenhielm, Swedish soldier and politician
  • Carl Gräbe, German industrial and academic chemist
  • Carl Thompson, luthier and musician specializing
  • Carl Hilty, Swiss philosopher, writer and lawyer
  • Carl Flesch, violinist and teacher
  • Carl Jonas Love Almqvist, was a romantic poet, early feminist, realist
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  • Carl Theodor Zahle, prime minister
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  • Carl Friedrich Gauss, German mathematician and physicist
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  • Carl Rogers, American psychologist and among the founders of the humanistic approach to psychology
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  • Carl F. H. Henry, American evangelical Christian theologian
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  • Carl Emil Schorske, American cultural historian and professor emeritus at Princeton University
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  • Carl Menger, Austrian economist and the founder of the Austrian School of economics
  • Carl Barks, American cartoonist, author, and painter
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  • Carl Larsson, Swedish painter representative of the Arts and Crafts movement
  • Carl Michael Bellman, Swedish songwriter, composer, musician
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  • Carl Perkins, American singer-songwriter
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  • Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden, King of Sweden
  • Carl Koch, German film director and writer with many secondary credits including collaborations with his wife Lotte Reiniger
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