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Updated: Jul 11, 2024 | 👁️ 25 Views | 🔊 16 Pronunciations
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Gender: Male

Origin: German, Germanic

Meaning: Man, Free Man, Farmer

Pronunciation: kahrl, kɑrl, K AA R L

Popularity Rank: #1,387

On this page:

  • 1. Carl Meaning
  • 2. Carl Pronunciation Guide
  • 3. Record your pronunciation of Carl
  • 4. Carl Translations in other languages
  • 5. Carl Name Popularity
  • 6. Carl popularity in U.S.
  • 7. Famous People with Name Carl
  • 8. Latest News about Carl
  • 9. Names similar to Carl

Carl Meaning

Carl is a Germanic name derived from the name Karl, meaning 'man' or 'warrior'. It was popularized by Charlemagne, a medieval ruler of the Frankish Empire.

Carl also means "Man, Free Man, Farmer, Manly or strong warrior.".

Carl is commonly found in United Kingdom, United States of America, South Africa, and 90 more countries.

Carl Pronunciation Guide

Phonetic Pronunciation: kahrl

IPA (International Phonetic Alphabet): kɑrl

ARPAbet phonetic pronunciation: K AA R L

K: Pronounce as in "cat" (K AE T)

AA: Pronounce as in "father" (AA F TH ER)

R: Pronounce as in "red" (R EH D)

L: Pronounce as in "let" (L EH T)

This pronunciation guide uses the ARPABET system, a phonetic notation developed by the Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA) for speech recognition systems. Each ARPABET symbol corresponds to a distinct sound in English. For example, 'JH' represents the sound as in 'joke,' 'AA' represents the sound as in 'father,' and 'N' represents the sound as in 'no.'

The pronunciation guide was generated using the CMU Pronouncing Dictionary, a public domain resource for phonetic pronunciations of words.

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Carl Name Popularity

At NamesLook, the name Carl is recorded 48,089 times globally, ranking it as the 1,387th most common name worldwide.

Carl is most prevalent in United Kingdom, with 15,482 occurrences, making it the 149th most popular name in the country.

In United Kingdom, the name Carl is found among 1 in every 35 people, showcasing its highest frequency there.

Carl Popularity by Country

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United Kingdom#1491 : 35
United States of America#4051 : 126
South Africa#8841 : 966
France#1,2181 : 692
Sweden#1131 : 54
Canada#3621 : 225
Belgium#5601 : 271
Netherlands#1,1841 : 589
Ireland#4141 : 159
Germany#1,1751 : 655
Italy#3,0521 : 2,150
Saudi Arabia#5,1261 : 5,519
Philippines#1991 : 473
Malaysia#2,9721 : 4,739
Jamaica#1281 : 205
Hong Kong#8411 : 1,156
Lebanon#8511 : 679
Denmark#3111 : 302
Colombia#4,3421 : 4,776
Spain#2,8281 : 2,441
Mexico#3,5311 : 3,589
United Arab Emirates#3,1191 : 4,078
Norway#3571 : 359
Singapore#1,6571 : 2,678
Nigeria#3,9291 : 5,887
Peru#3,0991 : 4,998
China#4761 : 872
Costa Rica#1,2401 : 932
Chile#2,7621 : 3,960
Switzerland#1,7341 : 1,619
Qatar#2,7131 : 4,165
Kuwait#3,7141 : 5,871
Finland#1,0731 : 1,143
Malta#2011 : 232
Cameroon#2,1221 : 4,357
Ghana#1,0681 : 1,828
Egypt#18,4941 : 23,649
Algeria#9,2691 : 14,949
Oman#6,7601 : 8,951
Bolivia#3,0511 : 4,755
Panama#2,0771 : 2,922
Morocco#12,4961 : 17,847
Russia#6,7561 : 7,015
Austria#1,8701 : 1,970
Turkey#12,3521 : 20,124
Brazil#9,0771 : 15,915
Macao#1,1881 : 2,126
Taiwan#1,3211 : 4,302
Bahrain#3,6981 : 6,686
Portugal#2,8961 : 4,991
Guatemala#3,9841 : 7,592
Iran#5,5691 : 6,835
Namibia#1,6811 : 4,842
Tunisia#12,5671 : 21,991
Czechia#2,1461 : 3,218
Estonia#6851 : 584
Japan#2,2951 : 4,141
Palestine#11,1441 : 15,090
Argentina#5,3051 : 10,284
Israel#11,7161 : 15,424

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Carl popularity in U.S.


This chart displays the ranking of the name Carl from 1980 to 2023, based on the most recent data from the U.S. Social Security Administration.

Famous People with Name Carl

📰 Latest News about Carl

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Last Updated: May 24, 2024 11:16 PM (GMT + 5.30)

  • USS Carl Vinson arrives at Port of Los Angeles as Fleet Week festivities kick off - KABC-TV
    Source: KABC-TV | Published on: May 24, 2024
  • America is 'systemically racist' against WHITE people, fumes Jeremy Carl - GB News
    Source: GB News | Published on: May 24, 2024
  • Carl Walks Back This “Derogatory” Comment to Lindsay as Gabby Tells Him "Go F-ck Yourself" - Bravo
    Source: Bravo | Published on: May 24, 2024
  • 'Summer House': Lindsay Hubbard Thinks Carl Radke Wants a 'Stepford Wife,' but Says 'I Am Never Going to Be That' - PEOPLE
    Source: PEOPLE | Published on: May 24, 2024
  • Katy Perry emerges as the official owner of a $15M California home after a years-long legal battle - New York Post
    Source: New York Post | Published on: May 24, 2024
  • Lindsay Hubbard first dated her 'wonderful' new boyfriend before Carl Radke: 'They come back around' - Page Six
    Source: Page Six | Published on: May 23, 2024
  • Carl Pei hints at new features in Nothing Phone 3 with redesigned quick settings preview | Mint - Mint
    Source: Mint | Published on: May 23, 2024
  • Del Taco and Carl's Jr. were big Beyond Meat boosters. Now they're giving up - Fast Company
    Source: Fast Company | Published on: May 22, 2024
  • Body recovered amid search for kayaker on Lake Carl Blackwell - KOCO Oklahoma City
    Source: KOCO Oklahoma City | Published on: May 22, 2024
  • Carl Edwards, Ricky Rudd voted into NASCAR Hall of Fame - FOX Sports
    Source: FOX Sports | Published on: May 22, 2024

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