Karl

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Male Male Name

Usage

Old Norse Old Norse
Old Swedish Old Swedish
Old Danish Old Danish
Denmark Danish
Sweden Swedish
Norway Norwegian
Faroe Islands Faroese
Iceland Icelandic
Finland Finnish
Greenland Greenlandic

Origin and Meaning

1) Germanic name, short form of Háriolus [1] [2]

2) Later often misinterpreted and believed to be related to Old Norse karl = 'free man' [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8]

Related Names

Kal
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Kall
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Carl
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Charl
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Danish Norwegian Swedish
Karl
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See also:
Variant forms:
Carlo (Italian)
Carlos (Spanish)
Carolus (Latinised)
Charles (French, English)
Kârale (Greenlandic)
Karel (Dutch, Slavic)
Kárral (Sami)
Mies (Finnish)

Pet forms: Kake, Kalle, Kapu, Kari, Karli, *Karl-si, KarlungR, Kassu

Female forms: Karla, Karlovna

Patronyms (male)

Karlinpoika Finland
Karlsen Denmark Norway
Karlsén Sweden
Karlson Norway Old Swedish Sweden
Karlssen Norway
Karlsson Faroe Islands Iceland Norway Old Swedish Sweden
Karlssøn Norway
Karlsøn Norway Old Swedish
Karlzén Sweden

Patronyms (female)

Karldatter Norway
Karlintytär Finland
Karlsdatter Denmark Norway
Karlsdotter Sweden
Karlsdóttir Faroe Islands Iceland

Combinations

For combinations see KARL (name element)

Grammar

Denmark - Danish
Nominative: Karl
Genitive: Karls
Faroe Islands - Faroese
Nominative: Karl
Accusative: Karl
Dative: Karli
Genitive: Karls
Finland - Finnish
Nominative: Karl
Genitive: Karlin
Partitive: Karlia
Iceland - Icelandic
Nominative: Karl
Accusative: Karl
Dative: Karli
Genitive: Karls
Norway - Norwegian
Nominative: Karl
Genitive: Karls
Sweden - Swedish
Nominative: Karl
Genitive: Karls

Name Days

Denmark Denmark

28 January

Faroe Islands Faroe Islands

28 January

Norway Norway

28 January

Finland (Swedish Language)Finland (Swedish Language) Finland (Swedish Language)

28 January

Sweden Sweden

28 January

Further Information

In old sources, Karl can be difficult to distinguish from KalfR [8]

Pronunciation

  • Swedish: [ˌkɑːɹl]

Strongest Period of Usage

Predominant Regional Usage

Namesakes

Statistics

Name Count per Country

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Country
Commonness
Commonness
Female ♀ Male ♂
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
Sweden Sweden[9]
1 12 45459 204983
Norway Norway[10]
0 n.a. 8768 n.a.
Denmark Denmark[11]
0 n.a. 8237 n.a.
Finland Finland[12]
0 0 n.a. 24782
  #: count of main first name only
  &: count of both main and additional first names
Name counts are approximate as statistics normally is not published
for names given to less than 3 or 5 persons per country.

 

Recent Statistics Trend

Name statistics for Karl(m) Sources: [9][11][10][12]

Top List Ranking

Name top list ranking for Karl(m) Sources: [13]

Norwegian Historic Statistics Trend

Norwegian historic statistics for Karl(m)

Sources: [9] [11] [10] [12]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Wilfried Seibicke: Historisches Deutsches Vornamenbuch (Band 1-4)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Eva Brylla: Förnamn i Sverige (2004)
  3. Lena Peterson: Nordiskt runnamnslexikon (2002)
  4. Árni Dahl: Navnabókin (2005)
  5. Hermann Pálsson: Nafnabókin (1991)
  6. Eva Villarsen Meldgaard: Den store navnebog (2004)
  7. Marianne Blomqvist: Vad heter finlandssvenskarna? (2006)
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 Kristoffer Kruken og Ola Stemshaug: Norsk Personnamnleksikon (1995)
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 Statistiska Centralbyrån, National statistics office of Sweden, http://www.scb.se/
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway, http://www.ssb.no
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 Danmarks Statistik, National statistics office of Denmark, http://www.dst.dk
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland, http://www.vrk.fi
  13. details see Name Statistic tables