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Carl Meaning


What does Carl mean?

The name Carl is of German and English origin.

The meaning of Carl is "free man, strong".

Carl is generally used as a boy's name.

It consists of 4 letters and 1 syllable and is pronounced Carl.

The Given Name Carl

Carl is a variant of Charles. See Charles for further details.

Carl is a mesmerizing and elegant name.

Want to make this name more unique? Try spell it backwards.

Although often used, your attractive little Carl, is sure to make it all his own.

Carl falls into the classic name category.

Some famous bearers of this name include: Carl Betz, Carl Bosch, and Carl David Anderson.

Carl Popularity

In the U.S. in 2018, it ranked 700 in baby name popularity for boys with 342 occurrences. Less than 5 girls were given the name.

In contrast, the year before it ranked 628 in baby name popularity for boys with 413 occurrences. Less than 5 girls were given the name.

Want to see how Carl sizes up? How it compares to some other names? Then check out the Carl Name Popularity Page.

Carl Related Names

Carl is a variant of Charles.

The names Carla, Carlie, Karl are all forms of Carl.

Famous Carls

  • Carl Betz ~ Actor
  • Carl Bosch ~ Nobel Prize for Chemistry 1931
  • Carl David Anderson ~ Nobel Prize for Physics 1936
  • Carl Eller ~ Football Player
  • Carl Ferdinand Cori ~ Nobel Prize for Medicine 1947
  • Carl Friedrich Gauss ~ Scientist
  • Carl Gustaf Emil Mannerheim ~ Finnish President (1944-1946)
  • Carl Hubbell ~ Baseball Player
  • Carl Linnaeus ~ Scientist
  • Carl Lumbly ~ Actor
  • Carl Maria von Weber ~ Musician
  • Carl Orff ~ Musician
  • Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach ~ Musician
  • Carl Sagan ~ Scientist
  • Carl Spitteler ~ Nobel Prize for Literature 1919
  • Carl von Ossietzky ~ Nobel Prize for Peace 1935
  • Carl Wieman ~ Nobel Prize for Physics 2001
  • Carl XVI Gustaf ~ Swedish King (1973-)
  • Carl Yastrzemski ~ Baseball Player

Carl Numerology

Destiny Number, Life Path Number, Soul Urge and Personality Number. These Numerological numbers may tell your child's story. Take a look at the Numerology Of Carl.

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Carl Name Fun

Would you like to fingerspell the name Carl in American Sign Language?

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Carl.

Just for fun, see the name Carl in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the Carl in Nautical Flags page.