Karle

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Male Male Name

Usage

Old Norse Old Norse
Old Swedish Old Swedish
Norway Norwegian
Sweden Swedish
Finland Finnish

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Origin and Meaning

Old Norse, Old Swedish and modern form of Karli [1] [2] [3] [4]

Related Names

Kaarle
Frequency of occurance as female nameFrequency of occurance as male name
Frequency of occurance as female nameFrequency of occurance as male name
Finish Swedish
Karle
Frequency of occurance as female nameFrequency of occurance as male name
Frequency of occurance as female nameFrequency of occurance as male name
Finish Norwegian Old Norse Old Swedish Swedish

See also Kalle

Grammar

Finland - Finnish
Nominative: Karle
Genitive: Karlen
Partitive: Karlea
Norway - Norwegian
Nominative: Karle
Genitive: Karles
Sweden - Swedish
Nominative: Karle
Genitive: Karles

Further Information

Earliest Documented Usage

  • Norway:
    • 1752 (in modern times) [5]
    • ca 1890 (in modern times) [1]

Strongest Period of Usage

Predominant Regional Usage

Statistics

Name Count per Country (What's this?)

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Country
Commonness
Commonness
Total Female ♀ Male ♂
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
Norway Norway[6]
37
n.a.
0
n.a.
37
n.a.
Sweden Sweden[7]
3 6 0 0 3 6
Finland Finland[8]
n.a.
12 0 0
n.a.
12
Denmark Denmark[9]
0
n.a.
0
n.a.
0
n.a.
Greenland Greenland[10]
0 0
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
  #: 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.

 

No recent statistics trend found in databases for Karle.


References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Kristoffer Kruken og Ola Stemshaug: Norsk Personnamnleksikon (1995)
  2. Lena Peterson: Nordiskt runnamnslexikon (2002)
  3. Roland Otterbjörk: Svenska förnamn (1979)
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Gulbrand Alhaug: 10 001 navn - Norsk fornavnleksikon (2011)
  5. Digitalarkivet at arkivverket.no, http://www.arkivverket.no
  6. Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway, http://www.ssb.no
  7. Statistiska Centralbyrån, National statistics office of Sweden, http://www.scb.se/
  8. Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland, http://www.vrk.fi
  9. Danmarks Statistik, National statistics office of Denmark, http://www.dst.dk
  10. Grønlands Statistik, Statistics office of Greenland, http://www.stat.gl/