German variation of Charles"free man"
Carl Origin and Meaning
The name Carl is boy's name of German origin meaning "free man".
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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Famous People Named Carl
- Frederick Carlton "Carl" LewisAmerican track and field athlete
- Carl XVI Gustaf (Carl Gustaf Folke Hubertus)King of Sweden
- Carl LinnaeusSwedish biologist and father of taxonomy
- Carl Linnaeus the YoungerSwedish biologist
- Carl Edward SaganAmerican astronomer
- Carl Friedrich GaussGerman mathematician and physicist
- Carl David Tolm RungeGerman mathematician and physicist
- Carl Gustav JungSwiss psychiatrist and associate of Sigmund Freud
- Carl Dean Wilsonmusician of American band The Beach Boys, brother of Brian Wilson
- Carl Philipp Gottfried "Gottlieb" von ClausewitGerman general and military theorist
- Carl Christian Maria Anna Rudolph Anton Marcus d'AvianoArchduke of Austria
- Carl Ferdinand CoriCzech biochemist and Nobel Prize winner
- CarlPrince of Denmark and Iceland (born Christian Frederik Carl Georg Valdemar Axel), aka Haakon VII, King of Norway
- (Oscar) Carl WilhelmPrince of Sweden and Norway, Duke of Vastergotland
- Carl SoderbergSwedish NHL Hockey player
- Carl Anthony WilliamsAustralian gang lord
- Carl MillesSwedish sculptor
- Carl Harvey "C.H." GreenblattAmerican animator
- Oscar Carl OlofPrince of Sweden
Carl in Pop Culture
- Carl Grimescharacter on TV's "The Walking Dead"
- Carl Denhamcharacter in "King Kong" series
- Carl Francis Gallaghercharacter on TV's "Shameless"
- Carl Fredricksencharacter in Pixar's "Up"
- Carl Foutleycharacter on animated series "As Told By Ginger"
- Carlton "Carl" Carlsoncharacter on TV's "The Simpsons"
- Carl Brutananadilewskicharacter on animated series "Aqua Teen Hunger Force"
- Carl Crashmanmain character on Canadian animated series "CarlÃÂ²"
- Carl Howellcharacter on TV's "Glee"
- Carl Thomas Kingcharacter on British soap "Emmerdale"
- Carl Whitecharacter on British soap "EastEnders"
- Carl Abbotcharacter in "Sims" series
- Carl WheezerJimmy's best friend on animated series "Jimmy Neutron"
- Carl Hausercharacter in the film "Total Recall"
- Carl Sweetchuckcharacter in the "Police Academy" Film series
- Carl Proctorcharacter in the "Police Academy" Film series
- Carl Otis Winslowcharacter in the ABC TGIF sitcom "Family Matters"