From German Names

Male Male Name

German Pronunciation

Listen to the German pronunciation of Karl. The speaker is a native speaker of Standard German from Schleswig-Holstein / Northern Germany:

Predominant Age Group in Germany

Typically born before 1950 or after 1995

Predominant Regional Usage

  • Southern Germany
  • Western Germany

Variant Spelling


Origin and Meaning

1) Old High German name meaning 'army'

2) Nordic name meaning 'free man'

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