German and Scandinavian variation of Charles
"man, free man"

Karl Origin and Meaning

The name Karl is a boy's name of German origin.

Manly almost to the point of macho.

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Karl Popularity

Famous People Named Karl

  • Karl Marxphilosopher and co,founder of Marxism
  • Karl Maloneformer NBA player
  • Karl Lagerfeldcurrent fashion designer of Chanel
  • Karl PilkingtonEnglish TV personality, author, comedian, actor, and radio producer
  • Karl UrbanNew Zealand actor
  • Karl WeierstrassGerman mathematician
  • Karl John GearyIrish/American actor
  • Karl Ferdinand Braunwinner of the Nobel Prize in Physics
  • Karl Adolph Gjellerupwinner of the Nobel Prize in Literature
  • Karl Landsteinerwinner of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
  • Karl Zieglerwinner of the Nobel Prize for Chemistry
  • Karl von Frischwinner of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
  • Karl Barry Sharplesswinner of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry

Karl in Pop Culture

  • Karl MayerSusan's ex,husband on "Desperate Housewives"
  • Karlfrom movie "The Sitter"
  • Theodore Karl "Theo" Raekencharacter in MTV show "Teen Wolf," portrayed by Cody Christian
  • Baron Karl Amadeus Mordocharacter in Marvel Universe