What does Karl mean?
The meaning of Karl is "free man, strong".
It is also of English origin, where its meaning is "man".
Karl is generally used as a boy's name.
It consists of 4 letters and 1 syllable and is pronounced Karl.
The Given Name Karl
The name Karl, has a wonderfully luminous quality.
This great little boy name has a natural strength.
Karl is also great as a middle name.
Some famous bearers of this name include: Karl Adolph Gjellerup, and Karl August Fagerholm.
In contrast, the year before it ranked 1,286 in baby name popularity for boys with 141 occurrences. Less than 5 girls were given the name.
The trend's your friend. See how Karl has changed in popularity since 1880 by visiting the Karl Name Popularity Page.
Karl Related Names
- Karl ~ 4 hurricanes
- Karl Adolph Gjellerup ~ Nobel Prize for Literature 1917
- Karl August Fagerholm ~ Finnish Prime Minister (1948-1950; 1956-1957; 1958-1959)
- Karl Benz ~ Scientist, Business Mogul
- Karl Carstens ~ German President (1979-1984)
- Karl Ferdinand Braun ~ Scientist, Nobel Prize for Physics 1909
- Karl Heinz Rummenigge ~ Soccer Player
- Karl I ~ Austrian Ruler (1519-1521), Norwegian King (1449-1450), Austrian Ruler (1916-1918)
- Karl I (or VII) ~ Swedish King (1161-1167)
- Karl I the Great ~ German King (800-814)
- Karl II ~ Austrian Ruler (1711-1740), Norwegian King (1814-1818)
- Karl II (or VIII) ~ Swedish King (1448-1457; 1464-1465; 1467-1470)
- Karl II the Bald ~ German King (875-877)
- Karl III Johan ~ Norwegian King (1818-1844)
- Karl III the Fat ~ German King (881-888)
- Karl IV ~ Norwegian King (1859-1872), German King (1346-1378)
- Karl IX ~ Swedish King (1599-1611)
- Karl Landsteiner ~ Nobel Prize for Medicine 1930
- Karl Leisner ~ Saint
- Karl Malden ~ Actor
- Karl Malone ~ Basketball Player
- Karl Urban ~ Actor
- Karl V ~ German King (1519-1558)
- Karl VI ~ German King (1711-1740)
- Karl VII Albrecht ~ German King (1742-1745)
- Karl von Frisch ~ Nobel Prize for Medicine 1973
- Karl X Gustav ~ Swedish King (1654-1660)
- Karl XI ~ Swedish King (1660-1697)
- Karl XII ~ Swedish King (1697-1718)
- Karl XIII ~ Swedish King (1809-1818)
- Karl XIV Johan ~ Swedish King (1818-1844)
- Karl XV ~ Swedish King (1859-1872)
- Karl Ziegler ~ Nobel Prize for Chemistry 1963
Karl Name Fun
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