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Meaning & History

Diminutive of CHARLES. It originated in America in the early 20th century. Two famous bearers of this name were pilot Chuck Yeager (1923-), the first man to travel faster than the speed of sound, and the musician Chuck Berry (1926-2017), one of the pioneers of rock music.
Other Languages & CulturesCarolus, Karl Ancient Germanic Carles Catalan Carlu Corsican Karlo Croatian Karel Czech Carl, Karl Danish Karel Dutch Kaarle, Kaarlo, Karl, Kalle Finnish Charles, Charlot French Carl, Karl German Karolos Greek Kale Hawaiian Károly, Karcsi Hungarian Séarlas Irish Carlo Italian Sjarel Limburgish Karolis Lithuanian Carl, Karl Norwegian Karol Polish Carlos, Carlinhos, Carlito, Carlitos Portuguese Carol Romanian Karol Slovak Karel, Karol Slovene Carlos, Carlito, Carlitos Spanish Carl, Karl, Kalle Swedish Siarl Welsh


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Entry updated December 8, 2017