Karl

Karl - A very unique male name



  Jun 20,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Karl appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #290. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Karl and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Karl? 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 Karl. The baby boy name Karl was given to 108 baby boys in 2012, ranking #1150 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 15,195 baby boys were given this name - making this a very unique male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Karl peaked in popularity 59 years ago in 1960 on position 135.



Famous with this name

Karl Urban
Karl Malden
Karl Gajdusek


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Karl is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Karl is currently topping the baby name charts in Indiana at position #651 - and is the least popular in Texas at position #1,620.

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 Karl is where you live.


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Karl origin and meaning

Karl is a 4 letter name with 1 syllables. We couldn't find any information about what this name means. To see famous people named Karl, pop culture references for the name Karl and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Karl

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

Karol / Karlo / Karla / Kirill / Kyrell / Karel / Kiril /

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
20121150
20111074
20101093
20091001
20081020
2007890
2006787
2005781
2004682
2003658
2002611
2001580
2000567
1999527
1998485
1997457
1996446
1995389
1994381
1993355
1992336
1991313
1990295
1989275
1988276
1987263
1986247
1985243
1984242
1983244
1982237
1981225
1980227
1979233
1978235
1977226
1976232
1975223
1974213
1973220
1972200
1971191
1970177
1969177
1968168
1967158
1966158
1965154
1964135
1963136
1962142
1961137
1960135
1959148
1958146
1957147
1956150
1955149
1954165
1953163
1952171
1951175
1950175
1949173
1948179
1947184
1946185
1945195
1944186
1943182
1942181
1941178
1940176
1939172
1938161
1937161
1936165
1935174
1934187
1933182
1932193
1931206
1930207
1929208
1928221
1927217
1926228
1925230
1924236
1923237
1922248
1921234
1920250
1919236
1918212
1917181
1916179
1915163
1914168
1913179
1912188
1911205
1910290

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Indiana651
Utah675
Illinois700
Pennsylvania814
New York822
Michigan881
Florida942
Virginia1053
Ohio1117
North Carolina1174
California1384
Texas1620

Even more about Karl


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 Karl 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 Karl?

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
1960
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Karl
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 15,195
Letter count 4
Syllable count 1
Year first discovered 1910
2012 births +108

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