Namesakes

Austrian Chancellors and Presidents: 1 chancellor, 1 chancellor/president, 1 president
(president) Karl Seitz   1919-1920  
(chancellor) Karl Buresch   1931-1932  
(chancellor/president) Karl Renner   1918-1920; 1945; 1945-1950  
Austrian Dukes and Emperors: 2 archdukes, 1 emperor
Archduke Karl I   1519-1521  
Archduke Karl II   1711-1740  
Emperor Karl I   1916-1918  
Bohemian Kings: 4 kings
King Karel I (a.k.a. Karl)   1346-1378  
King Karel II (a.k.a. Karl)   1711-1740  
King Karel Albrecht (a.k.a. Karl)   1741-1743  
King Karel III (a.k.a. Karl)   1916-1918  
Fictional Characters from Television: 1 character
Karl Kennedy   1985   Neighbours  
Finnish Presidents and Prime Ministers: 1 prime minister
(prime minister) Karl-August Fagerholm   1948-1950; 1956-1957; 1958-1959  
Frankish and French Kings: 1 king
King Charles the Fat (a.k.a. Karl)   884-887  
German Chancellors and Presidents: 3 chancellors, 3 presidents
(chancellor) Bernhard von Bülow (a.k.a. Karl)   1900-1909  
(chancellor) Joseph Wirth (a.k.a. Karl)   1921-1922  
(president) Heinrich Lübke (a.k.a. Karl)   1959-1969  
(chancellor) Willy Brandt (a.k.a. Karl)   1969-1974  
(president) Karl Carstens   1979-1984  
(president) Richard von Weizsäcker (a.k.a. Karl)   1984-1994  
German Kings and Holy Roman Emperors: 5 king-emperors, 2 emperors
Emperor Karl I the Great   800-814  
Emperor Karl II the Bald   875-877  
King-Emperor Karl III the Fat   876-887  
King-Emperor Karl IV   1346-1378  
King-Emperor Karl V   1519-1556  
King-Emperor Karl VI   1711-1740  
King-Emperor Karl VII Albrecht   1742-1745  
Hall-of-Famers: 1 basketball
(basketball) Karl Malone   2010  
Hungarian Kings and Queens: 2 kings
King Károly III (a.k.a. Karl)   1711-1740  
King Károly IV (a.k.a. Karl)   1916-1918  
Hurricanes and Tropical Storms: 4 hurricanes, 1 storm
Hurricane Karl   1980  
Hurricane Karl   1998  
Hurricane Karl   2004  
Hurricane Karl   2010  
Storm Karl   2016  
Most Valuable Players: 1 winner
Karl Malone   1997; 1999   basketball  
Nobel Prize Winners: 2 chemistry, 2 medicine, 2 peace, 1 literature, 1 physics
(physics) Karl Ferdinand Braun   1909  
(literature) Karl Adolph Gjellerup   1917  
(peace) Hjalmar Branting (a.k.a. Karl)   1921  
(chemistry) Hans von Euler-Chelpin (a.k.a. Karl)   1929  
(medicine) Karl Landsteiner   1930  
(chemistry) Karl Ziegler   1963  
(peace) Willy Brandt (a.k.a. Karl)   1971  
(medicine) Karl von Frisch   1973  
Norwegian Kings and Queens: 4 kings
King Karl I   1449-1450  
King Karl II   1814-1818  
King Karl III Johan   1818-1844  
King Karl IV   1859-1872  
Notable Actors and Actresses: 5 actors
Gustav Knuth (a.k.a. Karl)   1901-1987  
Karl Malden   1912-2009  
Karlheinz Böhm (a.k.a. Karl)   1928-2014  
Karl Shiels   1972-2019  
Karl Urban   1972-  
Notable Artists: 1 fashion designer
Karl Lagerfeld   1933-2019  
Notable Athletes: 1 basketball, 1 ice hockey, 1 rugby, 1 soccer
(soccer) Karl-Heinz Rummenigge   1955-  
(basketball) Karl Malone   1963-  
(rugby) Alasdair Strokosch (a.k.a. Karl)   1983-  
(ice hockey) P. K. Subban (a.k.a. Karl)   1989-  
Notable Businesspeople: 1 businessperson
Karl Benz   1844-1929  
Notable Musicians: 1 musician
Karl Bartos   1952-     
Notable Philosophers and Thinkers: 2 philosophers, 1 geographer, 1 mathematician
Carl Friedrich Gauss (a.k.a. Karl)   1777-1855  
Karl Ritter   1779-1859  
Karl Marx   1818-1883  
Karl Popper   1902-1994  
Notable Scientists and Inventors: 3 inventors, 1 physicist
Carl Friedrich Gauss (a.k.a. Karl)   1777-1855  
Karl Benz   1844-1929  
Karl Ferdinand Braun   1850-1918  
Rudolf Diesel (a.k.a. Karl)   1858-1913  
Notable Writers: 1 poet/author
Rainer Maria Rilke (a.k.a. Karl)   1875-1926  
Olympic Medalists: 9 gold, 3 silver, 2 bronze, 2 bronze/silver, 1 silver/bronze
(silver/bronze) Karl Ruberl   1900   swimming - 200 m backstroke; swimming - 200 m freestyle  
(silver) Karl Malmström   1908   diving - platform  
(gold) Ulrich Salchow (a.k.a. Karl)   1908   figure skating  
(bronze/silver) Torsten Kumfeldt (a.k.a. Karl)   1908; 1912; 1920   water polo  
(silver) Karl Luther   1912   4x100 m relay  
(gold) Karl Bähre   1928   water polo  
(gold) Karl Warner   1932   4x400 m relay  
(gold) Karl Hein   1936   hammer throw  
(silver) Karl Storch   1952   hammer throw  
(bronze/silver) Karl-Friedrich Haas   1952; 1956   4x400 m relay; 400 m  
(gold) Stephen Rerych (a.k.a. Karl)   1968   swimming - 4x100 m freestyle relay; swimming - 4x200 m freestyle relay  
(gold) Karl Malone   1992; 1996   basketball  
(gold) Ronnie Sundin (a.k.a. Karl)   2006   ice hockey  
(bronze) Robert Grabarz (a.k.a. Karl)   2012   high jump  
(gold) Karl Schulze   2012   rowing  
(bronze) Emil Jönsson (a.k.a. Karl)   2014   cross-country skiing  
(gold) P. K. Subban (a.k.a. Karl)   2014   ice hockey  
Oscar Award Winners: 1 actor
(actor) Karl Malden   1951   A Streetcar Named Desire  
Other Leaders: 1 prime minister
Prime Minister Kaarel Eenpalu (a.k.a. Karl)   1938-1939   Estonia  
Other Royalty: 5 princes, 1 grand duke, 1 prince consort
Karl I, Prince of Liechtenstein   1608-1627   Liechtenstein  
Karl Eusebius, Prince of Liechtenstein   1627-1684   Liechtenstein  
Johann Nepomuk Karl, Prince of Liechtenstein   1732-1748   Liechtenstein  
Adolphe, Grand Duke of Luxembourg (a.k.a. Karl)   1890-1905   Luxembourg  
Franz I, Prince of Liechtenstein (a.k.a. Karl)   1929-1938   Liechtenstein  
Franz Joseph II, Prince of Liechtenstein (a.k.a. Karl)   1938-1989   Liechtenstein  
Bernhard of Lippe-Biesterfeld (a.k.a. Karl)   1948-1980   Netherlands  
Saints: 2 blessed
Blessed Charles I of Austria (a.k.a. Karl)   1887-1922  
Blessed Karl Leisner   1915-1945  
Spanish Kings and Queens: 1 king
King Carlos I (a.k.a. Karl)   1516-1556  
Swedish Kings and Queens: 10 kings
King Karl I (or VII)   1161-1167  
King Karl II (or VIII)   1448-1457; 1464-1465; 1467-1470  
King Karl IX   1599-1611  
King Karl X Gustav   1654-1660  
King Karl XI   1660-1697  
King Karl XII   1697-1718  
King Karl XIII   1809-1818  
King Karl XIV Johan   1818-1844  
King Karl XV   1859-1872  
King Carl XVI Gustaf (a.k.a. Karl)   1973-  
Swedish Prime Ministers: 2 prime ministers
Karl Staaff   1905-1906; 1911-1914  
Hjalmar Branting (a.k.a. Karl)   1920; 1921-1923; 1924-1925