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Karel Meaning


What does Karel mean?

The name Karel is of Czech, Dutch and Slovene origin.

The meaning of Karel is "man".

Karel is generally used as a boy's name.

It consists of 5 letters and 2 syllables and is pronounced Ka-rel.

The Given Name Karel

Karel is a form of Charles. See Charles for further details.

Stylish and valiant, it is a name considered by many parents.

An auspicious name, it is one that will be admired.

Karel is unique yet compelling due to its simple and sweet nature.

Some famous bearers of this name include: Karel Albrecht, Karel Glastra van Loon, and Karel I.

Karel Popularity

In the U.S. in 2018, it ranked 13,071 in baby name popularity for boys with 5 occurrences. Less than 5 girls were given the name.

In contrast, the year before it ranked 13,211 in baby name popularity for boys with 5 occurrences. Less than 5 girls were given the name.

View the Karel Name Popularity Page to see how the popularity trend for Karel has changed since 1880, or to compare the popularity of Karel to other names.

Karel Related Names

Karel is a form of Charles.

Famous Karels

  • Karel Albrecht ~ Bohemian King (1741-1743)
  • Karel Glastra van Loon ~ Writer
  • Karel I ~ Bohemian King (1346-1378)
  • Karel II ~ Bohemian King (1711-1740)
  • Karel III ~ Bohemian King (1916-1918)

Karel Numerology

What will your new littleKarel be like?

It may all be in the numbers.

The numbers that make up your child's name.

Numerology may give you some insight.

Children named Karel are often gentle and thankful but most of all they are read more >>

Karel Name Fun

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

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Karel.

Just for fun, see the name Karel 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 Karel in Nautical Flags page.