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Name Karl

Origin:From a Old High German word for man, husbandTools:

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About the name Karl in particular

Gender:male
Languages of use:German, Scandinavian
Diminutives:Kalle
US 2015 rank:not in the Top 1000; other popularity lists see below
Similarly written:Carl, Earl, Jarl, Kael, Kail, Kara, Kåre, Karel, Kari, Kari     Details
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About Karl/Charlotte/Carla, the group of names with the same origin as Karl

Language of origin:Old High German
Info about origin, female:diminutive of Charles and thus also a female form of this name
Info about origin, female:the variant Carol is probably chosen by parents because of the common English word carol (Christmas song)
Info about origin, male:old Germanic name
 known from the famous king Charles the Great, also called Charlemagne (8th/9th century AD)
 only in the 19th century the name became really popular
Words:karal = the man, the husband  Old High German
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Variants' top ranks:1:Charlotte Australia/NSW 2015,  1:Karl Sweden 2014,  2:Lotte Netherlands 2007,  2:Karlo Croatia 2008,  3:Carlos Colombia 2011,  4:Charlie England+Wales 2012,  4:Caroline Denmark 2008,  4:Karolína Czechia 2012,  5:Carolina Portugal 2015,  5:Carla Spain 2008
Somehow related to:Charles
Old/original forms:Carolus Latinized
Name variants:Carla, Carlee, Carleigh, Carley, Carli, Carlie, Carlina, Carlota, Carlotta, Carly, Carol, Carola, Carole, Carolien, Carolin, Carolina, Caroline, Carolyn, Carolyne, Carri, Carrie, Carry, Charla, Charlee, Charleen, Charleigh, Charlene, Charlène, Charley, Charli, Charlie, Charline, Charlott, Charlotta, Charlotte, Karla, Karlee, Karley, Karli, Karlie, Karlotta, Karly, Karol, Karola, Karoliina, Karolin, Karolina, Karolína, Karoline, Lien, Lotta, Lotte, Lotti, Lottie, Carl, Carlito, Carlo, Carlos, Charles, Charlie, Charly, Chaz, Chuck, Kaarlo, Kale, Kalle, Karel, Karl, Karlis, Karlo, Karol, Károly   Sortable list   Details
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Popularity lists that contain the name Karl

SeriesGraphRankings
Austria 1999 99
Austria prevalence 2015 4
EstoniaGraph2015 18,  2014 13
France 2002 363
Germany prevalence 2005 21
Greenland prevalence 2011 3
Iceland prevalence 2015 39
IrelandGraph2005 93,  2004 100,  2003 97,  2001 78,  2000 94,  1999 71,  1998 69
NorwayGraph2015 161,  2014 134,  2013 163,  2012 141,  2011 126,  2010 119,  2009 130,  2008 140,  1999 94,  1998 88,  1997 85
Sweden prevalence 2014 1
USA decadesGraph1990-1999 390,  1980-1989 232,  1960-1969 153
USA yearlyGraph2009 965,  2007 859,  2006 768,  2005 753,  2004 695,  2003 659,  2002 608,  2001 580,  2000 564,  1999 533,  1998 481,  1997 458,  1996 447,  1995 391,  1994 381,  1993 356
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