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carl

LANGUAGE FAMILY:
indo-european > germanic > west germanic > german
ORIGIN:
germanic 
NAME ROOT:
*HARJAZ / *CHARJA- > *KARLAZ > KARL (ċEORL)
MEANING:
The name's etymology is a common Germanic noun “*karlaz” meaning "free man", which survives in English as “churl”, Old English (Anglo-Saxon) “ċeorl”, which developed its deprecating sense in the Middle English period. In turn, this name derives from the West Frankish name “Háriolus”, a pet form of Germanic names beginning with “*harjaz / *charja-“, meaning “army, army leader, commander, warrior”. The name took a Romanic influence. The Germanic “H” would be represented by a “C” in Romanic spelling; this is where the “C” or “K” came in. The feminine form Caroline and Carolina derive from “Carolus” which is Latin for Charles (English) from which it also derives Charlotte and its derivates. The name was notably borne by Charlemagne “Charles the Great” and was at the time Latinized as Karolus as “in Vita Karoli Magni”, later also as Carolus. Charles the Great (German: Karl der Große; Latin: Carolus or Karolus Magnus) or Charles I, was the King of the Franks from 768, the King of Italy from 774, the first Holy Roman Emperor, and the first emperor in western Europe since the collapse of the Western Roman Empire three centuries earlier.

Usage

  • danishdanish
  • englishenglish
  • finnishfinnish
  • germangerman
  • greenlandicgreenlandic
  • icelandicicelandic
  • norwegiannorwegian
  • swedishswedish

Related names

VARIANTS
danish
charles, karl, karel, Carlis, Karlis
english
charl, charles, karl, carroll, carrol
finnish
charles, karl, kaarle, kaarlo, karel, Kaaleppi, Kale, Kali, Kallu, Charle, Karlis
german
charl, karl, carel
greenlandic
charles, karl, kaarali, Kallu, Kârale
icelandic
karl, karel, Karles
norwegian
charles, karl, karel, Karlot, Karles, Karlis
swedish
charles, karl, karel, Karlot, Carlis, Charle, Karles, Karlis
FEMININE
danish
carola, charlotte, carolina, karolina, karla, charlize, karola, carlotta, carole, chalotte, charlot, charlott, charlotta, karlotta, karlotte, Sjarlotte
english
carly, charlotte, carolina, carla, carlyn, charlize, charla, sharla, carlene, carley, carlie, karlee, karlene, karly, carole, karle, karli
finnish
carola, charlotte, carolina, karolina, karla, charlize, karola, carlotta, carole, charlott, charlotta, karlotta, karoliina, Harlotta, Saarlotta, Sarlotta, Sarlotte
german
carola, carly, charlotte, carolina, karolina, carla, karla, carlota, karola, carlotta, charlot, charlotta, Karline
greenlandic
charlotte, karla, karola, charlothe, Sialoorta, Sialôrta, Sikaalutta, Sikallutta, Sikatdlúta
icelandic
charlotte, karla, charlotta, karlotta
norwegian
carola, charlotte, carolina, karolina, karla, charlize, karola, carlotta, carole, chalotte, charlot, charlott, charlotta, karlotta, karlotte, Sarlotte, Sjarlotte
swedish
carola, charlotte, carolina, karolina, karla, carlota, charlize, karola, carlotta, carole, carlotte, chalott, chalotta, chalotte, chalottha, charlot, charlote, charloth, charlotha, charlothe, charlott, charlotta, charlotten, charlotth, charlottha, charlotthe, karlotta, karlotte, karoliina, karolyne
PET & SHORT FORM
danish
carol, karol, kalle, karli, Calle
english
charlie, carol, chuck, chazz, chucky, CHARLEY, CHARLEE, Charlay, Charlea, Charleigh, CHARLI, Charly, Chas
finnish
carol, karol, kalle, karli, Calle, Kalkke, Kalkko, Kalkku, Kallukka
german
charlie, carol, kalle, kalli
icelandic
karli
norwegian
carol, karol, kalle, Calle
swedish
carol, karol, kalle, karli, Calle

Use in other languages

LANGUAGES
Ancient Germanic - Latinized
karolus, carolus

afrikaans
charl
albanian
karlo
basque
karlos, karlo
catalan
carlos, carles
croatian
karlo
czech
karel
dutch
karel, carolus, carel
esperanto
karlo, karolo
estonian
karl, kaarel
faroese
karl
french
charles, Charle
galician
carlos
greek
Károlos
hungarian - magyar
kÁroly
irish
calbhach, cathal, searlás, Cathaoir, Seárlas
italian
carlo
latvian
kārlis
lithuanian
karolis
old danish
karl
old norse
karl
old swedish
karl
portuguese
carlos
russian
karl
sami - lapps
kárral, gárral, gearral, Gállá
scottish
cathal
slovene
karel
spanish
carlos
ukrainian
karl
welsh
charles

Geographical spread (only living languages)

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New Age curiosities (only for entertainment purposes)

7
Numerological Values:
7

Number 7 individuals are analytical and inquisitive. They have a thirst for knowledge and often make great academics, researchers or scientists. They have a strong sense of independence and tend to do things their own way. Number 7 individuals are believed to be self-reliant and may come across as reserved.

Chakra Number:
7: The number of the Crown Chakra "Sahasrara"

Violet is the color of the crown chakra and it is the color of cosmic awareness and cosmic consciousness. It is a unifying color, the color of oneness and spirituality. The energy of this color is very healing and can soothe away pain. Learn more about this powerful spiritual color.

Color meaning:

The color violet relates to the imagination and spirituality. It stimulates the imagination and inspires high ideals. It is an introspective color, allowing us to get in touch with our deeper thoughts. The difference between violet and purple is that violet appears in the visible light spectrum, or rainbow, whereas purple is simply a mix of red and blue. Violet has the highest vibration in the visible spectrum.

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