The name Carl is a boy's name of German origin meaning "free man". Carl is ranked #700 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Middle Names for Boys and discussed in our forums with posts like "Boys Makeover- Two Middles".
From the experts:
This no-nonsense German variation of Charles is strong and still well used, but lacks much sensitivity or subtlety; the Latin forms have far more energy.
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