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I've read that the origin of the name is linked to the word "housecarl" which was the word used to describe an old warrior chieftain's bodyguards.
-- karl2lee  2/25/2005
Karl was the German god of the winds.
-- Anonymous User  6/15/2005
Karl Lagerfeld is a famous bearer.
-- Anonymous User  1/2/2006
Famous bearers are Karl Böhm, an Austrian conductor and Karl Richter, a German conductor.
-- Anonymous User  3/26/2006
Listen to the German pronunciation of Karl here:
http://www.nordicnames.de/Aussprache.html.
-- _satu_  10/24/2006
Karl Urban plays Eomer in Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings movies.
-- Anonymous User  11/15/2006
As a word in Swedish it means man. Common in hyphenated names such as Karl-Erik, Karl-Johan etc. Most Karls are called Kalle, although I've heard a Karl-Erik being called Kelle.
-- Anonymous User  1/15/2007
Also a masculine name in Slovenia.
-- earthnut  7/2/2007
I like it because it's not that common, I like it better than Carl.
-- mum2bubba  7/12/2007
Strange that Irish people are giving their kids such a german name.
-- johann14  10/2/2007
To mum2bubba: It's very common in Sweden (and probably the other Scandinavian countries).
-- Dahlis  4/19/2008
Wolgang Amadeus Mozart and Constanze Weber had a son Karl Thomas Mozart, born 21.9. 1784 in Wien; † 31.10. 1858 in Mailand.
-- Emilie007  9/29/2008
Wow! Karl is a sexy name! I've never realized that before! I really like this name.
-- D.Scott  2/22/2009
Karl Malden was an actor who died recently. He appeared in A Streetcar Named Desire.
-- bananarama  8/19/2009
My father's and grandfather's names are Karl. My name is Karly. I may name my son Karl. I like it. The K looks exotic to me. I hate the look of "Carly" and "Carl". My dad has the nickname Kardo (like kar-doo) and I get Kar. Great names, I recommend them.
-- Anonymous User  2/1/2011
Karl/Carl Blechen (1798-1840) was a German painter who died insane.
-- Anonymous User  9/19/2011
Karl Pavlovich Bryullov (1799 - 1852), also transliterated Briullov or Briuloff and referred to by his friends as "The Great Karl", was a Russian painter. He is regarded as a key figure in transition from the Russian neoclassicism to romanticism.
-- Anonymous User  10/12/2011
Karl "the Bald" was the son of Louis the Pious and his second wife Judith and later became Holy Roman Emperor.
-- CarolinW  6/8/2012
Karl (1771-1847) was one of the sons of the Holy Roman Emperor Leopold II and his wife Maria Luisa of Spain.
-- CarolinW  6/12/2012
Karl was the son of German King Rudolf I and his wife Gertrud of Hohenburg.
-- CarolinW  6/17/2012
A small correction: there were seven Holy Roman Emperors and only one emperor of Austria with this name. [noted -ed]
-- goricar  7/13/2012
Karl (1685-1740) was the son of Holy Roman Emperor Leopold I and his third wife Eleonore. He later became Emperor Charles VI.
-- CarolinW  7/15/2012
Karl (1745-1761) was the son of Maria Theresia and Emperor Francis. He was the older brother of Marie Antoinette.
-- CarolinW  7/15/2012
Karl (1603-1603) was the son of Holy Roman Emperor Ferdinand II and his wife Maria Anna.
-- CarolinW  7/16/2012
Karl (1565-1566) was the son of Holy Roman Emperor Maximilian II and his wife Maria of Spain.
-- CarolinW  7/16/2012
Karl (1649-1664) was the son of Holy Roman Emperor Ferdinand III and his second wife Maria Leopoldine of Austria.
-- CarolinW  7/16/2012
Karl (1547-1547) was the son of Albert V, Duke of Bavaria and his wife Anna.
-- CarolinW  7/18/2012
Karl (1580-1587) was the son of William V, Duke of Bavaria and his wife Renata.
-- CarolinW  7/18/2012
Karl (1801-1883) was the son of King Frederick William III of Prussia and his wife Luise.
-- CarolinW  7/18/2012
Karl (1781-1846) was the son of King Frederick William II of Prussia and his second wife Friederike.
-- CarolinW  7/18/2012
Karl (1372-1373) was the son of Holy Roman Emperor Charles IV and his fourth wife Elisabeth.
-- CarolinW  7/18/2012
Karl (1874-1927) was the son of King Ludwig III of Bavaria and his wife Maria Theresia.
-- CarolinW  7/20/2012
Karl (1800-1803) was the son of King Maximilian I Joseph of Bavaria and his second wife Karoline.
-- CarolinW  7/20/2012
Karl (1795-1875) was the son of King Maximilian I Joseph of Bavaria and his first wife Marie.
-- CarolinW  7/20/2012
Karl (1697-1745) was the son of Maximilian II Emanuel, Elector of Bavaria and his second wife Theresa.
-- CarolinW  7/20/2012
Karl (845-863) was the son of Lothair I, Emperor of the Romans and his wife Ermengarde.
-- CarolinW  7/20/2012
Karl (772-811) was the oldest son of Charlemagne and his wife Hildegard.
-- CarolinW  7/20/2012
Karl (1752-1781) was the son of Frederick Christian, Elector of Saxony and his wife Maria Antonia.
-- CarolinW  7/20/2012
Karl (1733-1796) was the daughter of Augustus III of Poland and his wife Maria Josepha.
-- CarolinW  7/20/2012
Karl (901-962) was the son of Holy Roman Emperor Louis III and his wife Anna.
-- CarolinW  7/22/2012
Karl (876-877) was the son of Holy Roman Emperor Charles II ("the Bald") and his second wife Richildis.
-- CarolinW  7/22/2012
Karl (847-866) was the son of Holy Roman Emperor Charles II ("the Bald") and his first wife Ermentrude.
-- CarolinW  7/22/2012
Karl (1655-1674) was the son of Frederick William, Elector of Brandenburg and his first wife Luise.
-- CarolinW  7/22/2012
Karl (1673-1695) was the son of Frederick William, Elector of Brandenburg and his second wife Sophie.
-- CarolinW  7/22/2012
I totally prefer this to Carl, Karl sounds much more interesting and strong to me than Carl.
-- Anonymous User  2/16/2013
The name Karl was given to 160 baby boys born in the US in 2012.
-- Oohvintage  7/19/2013
Karl means 'man' in many Nordic languages (including Swedish and Icelandic) so, therefore, it is one of the most manliest names you can give your child. Correct me if I'm wrong, but I think it also means 'man' in Old Norse, so because it can be associated with Vikings, and it means 'man', so it is a very, very manly name.
My step dad is named Karl, and he's awesome, so I like this name very much. But I hate it when it's spelled with a C. Karl makes me think of a cool person, Carl makes me think of a computer-geek/hermit. (No offense to anyone who is named Carl, but that's just my impression of it).
-- pepper256pasta  9/28/2014
The name Karl is a true classic! It's very masculine, strong and respectable. The meaning of the name Karl perfectly fits any bearer! =)
-- LoveHeartKawaii  11/17/2014

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