Name Carl Origin, meaning, pronunciation & popularity of the name Carl


Carl is a ♂ boy’s name.

What is the origin of the name Carl?

Carl is an Old German variant of Charles and derived from the name Hariolus, a diminutive of names beginning with “Harja-“.

What does the name Carl mean?

Carl means “man” (from Germanic “karal”), “free man” (from Middle Low German “kerle” or Germanic “karlaz”) and “warrior”, “army” (from Old High German “heri”).

Pronunciation of Carl

Variants of the name Carl


Popularity of the name Carl

The name Carl is ranked #795 overall.

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