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karel

FORM OF:
charles
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.
NAMES DAY:
ESTONIA January, 28

Usage

  • czechczech
  • danishdanish
  • dutchdutch
  • finnishfinnish
  • icelandicicelandic
  • norwegiannorwegian
  • sloveneslovene
  • swedishswedish

Related names

VARIANTS
danish
charles, karl, carl, Carlis, Karlis
dutch
carolus, carel
finnish
charles, karl, carl, kaarle, kaarlo, Kaaleppi, Kale, Kali, Kallu, Charle, Karlis
icelandic
karl, carl, Karles
norwegian
charles, karl, carl, Karlot, Karles, Karlis
swedish
charles, karl, carl, Karlot, Carlis, Charle, Karles, Karlis
FEMININE
danish
carola, charlotte, carolina, karolina, karla, charlize, karola, carlotta, carole, chalotte, charlot, charlott, charlotta, karlotta, karlotte, Sjarlotte
dutch
carola, charlotte, carla
finnish
carola, charlotte, carolina, karolina, karla, charlize, karola, carlotta, carole, charlott, charlotta, karlotta, karoliina, Harlotta, Saarlotta, Sarlotta, Sarlotte
icelandic
charlotte, karla, charlotta, karlotta
norwegian
carola, charlotte, carolina, karolina, karla, charlize, karola, carlotta, carole, chalotte, charlot, charlott, charlotta, karlotta, karlotte, Sarlotte, Sjarlotte
slovene
karolina, karla
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
czech
kÁja, Karlík, Karlíček, Kadluška
danish
carol, karol, kalle, karli, Calle
dutch
Kareltje
finnish
carol, karol, kalle, karli, Calle, Kalkke, Kalkko, Kalkku, Kallukka
icelandic
karli
norwegian
carol, karol, kalle, Calle
slovene
karol, Karlo
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
english
charl, charles, karl, carl, carroll, carrol
esperanto
karlo, karolo
estonian
karl, kaarel
faroese
karl
french
charles, Charle
galician
carlos
german
charl, karl, carl, carel
greek
Károlos
greenlandic
charles, karl, carl, kaarali, Kallu, Kârale
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
spanish
carlos
ukrainian
karl
welsh
charles

Geographical spread (only living languages)

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New Age curiosities (only for entertainment purposes)

2
Numerological Values:
2

If a person's name-number is 2, he is considered to be co-operative and highly adaptable to any circumstance in life. 2 is associated with teamwork, mediating and working for the goodness of others. People with the name-number 2 tend to be good friends and are kind, helpful individuals.

Chakra Number:
2: The number of the Sacral Chakra "Swadhisthana"

Orange is the color of your second chakra, which is located bellow the navel. The main energy of this color is creativity and feelings. Explore the color of your sacral chakra in depth and discover the gifts and challenges of orange color.

Color meaning:

The color orange radiates warmth and happiness, combining the physical energy and stimulation of red with the cheerfulness of yellow. Orange relates to 'gut reaction' or our gut instincts, as opposed to the physical reaction of red or the mental reaction of yellow. Orange offers emotional strength in difficult times. It helps us to bounce back from disappointments and despair, assisting in recovery from grief.

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Notable people and personalities​

Karel Čapek (1890–1938), Czech writer
Karel Gott (born 1939), Czech Schlager singer, and an amateur painter
Karel Havlíček Borovský (1821–1856), Czech writer, poet, critic, journalist, and publisher
Karel Husa (born 1921), Czech-born classical composer and conductor
Karel Hynek Mácha (1810–1836), Czech romantic poet
Karel Roden (born 1962), Czech actor