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What does the name "Carl" mean?

Carl (German): Manly

The name "Carl" is of German origin and it means "Manly". It's a name commonly given to boys. There are 29 other names that are similar to this one.

C is for calm, a pleasant trait.

A is for activities, for you have many.

R is for reasonable, your understanding way.

L is for little, the little things you do.

Your name in reverse order is "Lrac". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Lrac". How do you pronounce that?

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

How popular is the name "Carl" in the U.S.?



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Want to know about the populiarty of Carl? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 504,555 babies born with the name Carl in the United States. That's more than enough Carls to occupy the country of Cape Verde with an estimated population of 491,875 (as of June 16, 2010). The name first appeared in the year 1880 when it was given to 372 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Carl" was in 1956 with a total of 8,305 babies. (That's a lot of baby Carls)

According to the 1912 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Carl" ranks #23 in popularity as a baby boy's name in Arkansas. Imagine that, 58 babies in Arkansas have the same name as you in 1912. Across the entire United States a total of 3,243 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

Where is the name Carl popular?



The map shows the relative popularity of the name Carl in each of the states since 1950. Can you guess a name that was popular in the south east? Search for the name to check your answer!

Celebrities named Carl

Carl Sagan

Carl Sagan is a scientist. Carl was born in 1934 as Carl Edward Sagan in Brooklyn, New York, U.S.

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Carl Weathers

Carl Weathers is an actor and professional football player with the most prominent portion of their career being from 1970 to present. Carl was born in 1948 in New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.

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Max von Sydow

Max von Sydow is an actor with the most prominent portion of their career being from 1949 to present. Max was born in 1929 as Carl Adolf von Sydow in Lund, Skane, Sweden.

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Carl Lewis

Carl Lewis is an athlete. Carl was born in 1961 in Birmingham, Alabama, U.S.

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Carl Reiner

Carl Reiner is a stand-up comedian, actor, director, producer, writer, singer, dancer, voice artist, and comedian with the most prominent portion of their career being from 1948 to present. Carl was born in 1922 in The Bronx, New York City, New York, U.S.

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Twista

Twista is a rapper and record producer with the most prominent portion of their career being from 1991 to present. Twista was born in 1973 as Carl Terrell Mitchell in Chicago, Illinois, U.S.

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Here's something for you to ponder on...

The Theory Behind The Name Game - Finding a good baby name is one of the dilemmas that plague parents who live in a modern setting. Parents do have the right to be conscious about the name.