Meaning & History
. It can also be from a nickname given in reference to the phrase a chip off the old block
, used of a son who is similar to his father.
OTHER LANGUAGES: Carolus, Karl (Ancient Germanic), Hristofor, Hristo (Bulgarian), Carles, Carlos (Catalan), Karlo, Kristofor, Krsto (Croatian), Karel, Kryštof (Czech), Carl, Karl, Kristoffer, Christoffer, Kris (Danish), Christoffel, Karel (Dutch), Kaarle, Kaarlo, Karl, Kristoffer, Kalle, Risto (Finnish), Charles, Christophe, Charlot (French), Carl, Christoph, Karl (German), Kale (Hawaiian), Károly, Kristóf, Karcsi (Hungarian), Séarlas, Christie, Christy (Irish), Carlo, Cristoforo (Italian), Christophoros (Late Greek), Christophorus (Late Roman), Kristaps (Latvian), Sjarel (Limburgish), Karolis, Kristupas (Lithuanian), Hristofor, Hristo, Risto (Macedonian), Carl, Karl, Kristoffer, Christoffer (Norwegian), Karol, Krzysztof, Krzyś, Krzysiek (Polish), Carlos, Cristóvão, Carlinhos, Carlito, Carlitos (Portuguese), Carol (Romanian), Christie, Christy, Kester (Scottish), Karol, Krištof (Slovak), Karel, Krištof, Karol (Slovene), Carlos, Cristóbal, Carlito, Carlitos (Spanish), Carl, Karl, Kristoffer, Christoffer, Kalle (Swedish), Siarl (Welsh)
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