Gender Masculine
Pronounced Pron. KARL(German)
KAHL(Swedish, Danish)
KAHRL(English, Finnish)
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Meaning & History

German and Scandinavian form of Charles. This was the name of seven emperors of the Holy Roman Empire and an emperor of Austria, as well as kings of Sweden and Norway. Other famous bearers include Karl Marx (1818-1883), the German philosopher and revolutionary who laid the foundations for communism, and Karl Jaspers (1883-1969), a German existentialist philosopher.

Related Names

VariantsCarl(German) Carl(Swedish) Carl(Norwegian) Carl(Danish) Kaarle, Kaarlo(Finnish) Carolus(Ancient Germanic)
DiminutiveKalle(Swedish)
Feminine FormsCarla, Carola, Karla, Karola(German) Carola, Karla(Swedish) Karla(Norwegian) Karla(Danish)
Other Languages & CulturesCarles(Catalan) Carlu(Corsican) Karlo(Croatian) Karel(Czech) Karel, Carel(Dutch) Charles, Charlot, Charly(French) Karlo(Georgian) Karolos(Greek) Kale(Hawaiian) Károly, Karcsi(Hungarian) Séarlas(Irish) Carlo(Italian) Kārlis(Latvian) Sjarel(Limburgish) Karolis(Lithuanian) Karol(Polish) Carlos, Carlinhos, Carlito, Carlitos(Portuguese) Carol(Romanian) Karol(Slovak) Karel, Karlo, Karol(Slovene) Carlos, Carlito, Carlitos(Spanish) Siarl(Welsh)
Surname DescendantsKarlsen(Danish) Karl(German) Karlsen(Norwegian) Karlsson(Swedish)

Popularity

Images

Karl Marx (1882)Karl Marx (1882)

People think this name is

classic   mature   wholesome   strong   simple   serious   nerdy  

Name Days

Denmark: January 28
Estonia: January 28
Germany: November 4
Norway: January 28
Sweden: January 28

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Entry updated January 21, 2022