See also: karl and kärl

EnglishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From German and North Germanic (Scandinavian) Karl, from Germanic. Doublet of Charles.

PronunciationEdit

Proper nounEdit

Karl

  1. A male given name from the Germanic languages, equivalent to English Charles.

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CebuanoEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English Karl.

Proper nounEdit

Karl

  1. a male given name from the Germanic languages

DanishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse Karl, from karl (free man), originally a nickname. Popularized by the fame of Charlemagne (Karl in Danish), from the same Proto-Germanic source.

PronunciationEdit

Proper nounEdit

Karl

  1. A male given name.

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ReferencesEdit

  • [1] Danskernes Navne, based on CPR data: 42 958 males with the given name Karl (compared to 42 636 named Carl) have been registered in Denmark between about 1890 (=the population alive in 1967) and January 2005, with the frequency peak in the 1910s. Accessed on 19 June 2011.

EstonianEdit

Proper nounEdit

Karl

  1. A male given name, equivalent to English Charles.

Usage notesEdit

  • Common first part of conjoined names, such as Karl-Markus or Karl Martin.

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FaroeseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse Karl, from karl (free man).

Proper nounEdit

Karl m

  1. A male given name.

Usage notesEdit

  • son of Karl: Karlsson
  • daughter of Karl: Karlsdóttir

DeclensionEdit

Singular
Indefinite
Nominative Karl
Accusative Karl
Dative Karli
Genitive Karls

GermanEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From Old High German karal, from Proto-Germanic *karlaz (free man), *karilaz (man, elder). Cognate with French and English Charles.

PronunciationEdit

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Proper nounEdit

Karl

  1. A male given name.

Usage notesEdit

  • The most common given name of men born in Germany in late 19th century - early 20th century.
  • A common first part of conjoined names such as Karl-Heinz or Karlheinz.

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DescendantsEdit

  • English: Karl, Carl

IcelandicEdit

PronunciationEdit

Proper nounEdit

Karl m

  1. A male given name, equivalent to English Carl or Charles

NorwegianEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse Karl, from karl (free man), originally a nickname. Popularized by the fame of Charlemagne (Karl in Norwegian), from the same Proto-Germanic source.

Proper nounEdit

Karl

  1. A male given name.

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ReferencesEdit

  • Kristoffer Kruken - Ola Stemshaug: Norsk personnamnleksikon, Det Norske Samlaget, Oslo 1995, →ISBN
  • [2] Statistisk sentralbyrå, Namnestatistikk: 9 245 males with the given name Karl (compared to 3726 named Carl) living in Norway on January 1st 2011, with the frequency peak in the 19th century. Accessed on 19 May, 2011.

SwedishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse Karl, from karl (free man), originally a nickname. Popularized by the fame of Charlemagne (Karl in Swedish), from the same Proto-Germanic source.

PronunciationEdit

Proper nounEdit

Karl c (genitive Karls)

  1. A male given name.
    • 1975 Christer Kihlman, Dyre prins, Wahlström & Widstrand, →ISBN, page 79:
      Sinikka föreslog då Karl efter Marx och Karl Liebknecht. Eller Karl den tolfte, invände jag. Också Karl kändes för banalt, för använt och utslitet, för oambitiöst och komprometterat, trots vissa stora och förpliktande föregångare.

Usage notesEdit

  • Name of nine kings of Sweden since the 12th century. As a given name first became popular in the 19th century.
  • The most common given name of men born in Sweden in the 1920s and the 1930s.

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ReferencesEdit

  • Roland Otterbjörk: Svenska förnamn, Almqvist & Wiksell 1996, →ISBN
  • [3] Statistiska centralbyrån and Sture Allén, Staffan Wåhlin, Förnamnsboken, Norstedts 1995, →ISBN: 209 909 males with the given name Karl (compared to 125 372 named Carl) living in Sweden on December 31st, 2010, with the frequency peak in the 1910s. Accessed on 19 June 2011.

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