Carl

Carl - A very unique male name



  Mar 26,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Carl, meaning free man, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #26. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Carl and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Carl? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Carl. The baby boy name Carl was given to 437 baby boys in 2012, ranking #542 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 3,755 baby boys were given this name - making this a very unique male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Carl peaked in popularity 104 years ago in 1915 on position 22.



Famous with this name

Carl Weathers
Carl Ng
Carl Thiel


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Carl is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Carl is currently topping the baby name charts in District of Columbia at position #213 - and is the least popular in Washington at position #945.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Carl is where you live.


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Carl origin and meaning

Carl is a 4 letter name with 1 syllables. This name means free man. To see famous people named Carl, pop culture references for the name Carl and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Carl

We've found the following names that sound similar to Carl, sorted by popularity.

Charlie / Carroll / Charley / Carlo / Cyril / Carol / Carrol / Curley / Carlyle / Cirilo /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
2012542
2011597
2010551
2009509
2008493
2007452
2006428
2005416
2004372
2003356
2002345
2001318
2000302
1999289
1998260
1997259
1996250
1995213
1994202
1993193
1992182
1991168
1990143
1989134
1988126
1987126
1986114
1985112
1984108
1983106
1982104
1981106
1980102
1979100
1978100
197798
197695
197590
197489
197389
197285
197172
197066
196962
196859
196757
196656
196554
196455
196354
196258
196156
196053
195954
195851
195749
195648
195547
195446
195344
195245
195143
195044
194943
194842
194739
194639
194539
194436
194333
194236
194128
194032
193930
193829
193728
193627
193528
193428
193328
193228
193128
193026
192928
192828
192726
192626
192528
192427
192328
192230
192130
192027
191929
191825
191724
191623
191522
191424
191323
191224
191126
191026

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
District of Columbia213
Missouri318
Connecticut330
Kentucky362
Mississippi363
Tennessee364
Pennsylvania366
New York393
Nebraska400
Ohio408
Florida413
Virginia441
Louisiana457
Illinois477
Arkansas486
Georgia487
New Jersey493
Massachusetts534
Maryland549
Minnesota558
Utah578
North Carolina598
Alabama610
Michigan620
Wisconsin663
Texas684
South Carolina716
California737
Arizona924
Washington945

Even more about Carl


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Carl a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique male name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Carl?

1 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
1915
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Carl
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 3,755
Letter count 4
Syllable count 1
Year first discovered 1910
2012 births +437

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