First name origins & meanings:

  1. Old German: Free man; a variation of Charles
  2. Old English: Carl's island

First name variations: Karlla, Karla, Karlie, Karly, Karleen, Carilla, Charlotta, Karlotte, Charlie, Charley, Lotta, Lottie, Lotty, Tottie, Totty, Carel, Caro, Carola, Carole, Caroll, Caroly, Carri, Carrola, Carroll, Caryl, Caryll, Karel, Kari, Karla, Karleen, Karli, Karlie, Karlina, Karlinka, Karlote, Karlotta, Karol, Karole, Karola, Karyl, Karyll, Karryl, Karryll, Kerril, Kerryl, Keryl, Carol, Charlotta, Charlet, Charlette, Charlot, Charlotte, Karlah, Karlie, Karlia, Karrla, Karla, Karlee, Karlie, Karlye, Karly, Karl, Karel, Caroll, Carroll, Caryl, Carel, Carrlos, Carston, Lyle, Lisle, Charlie, Charley, Chuck, Chas, Chars, Chaz, Chip, Chico, Chick, Charlemagne, Carel, Charlot, Charls, Karol, Karolek, Karolik, Karoly, Charles

Last name origins & meanings:

  1. Variant spelling of Dutch, German, and Scandinavian Karl.
  2. English: from the Anglo-Scandinavian personal name Karl(i), ultimately from Germanic karl ‘man’, ‘freeman’. See also Charles.
  3. English: status name for a bondman or villein, from the vocabulary word karl, carl, which had various different meanings at various times: originally ‘man’, then ‘ordinary man’, ‘peasant’, and in Middle English specialized in the senses ‘free peasant’, ‘bondman’, ‘villein’, and ‘rough, churlish individual’.
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