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Karl Name Popularity

How popular is the name Karl? Here’s everything we know.

Year Rank # Births % Births
1910 289 37 0.0105%
1911 205 99 0.0266%
1912 188 269 0.0533%
1913 179 343 0.0605%
1914 168 497 0.0713%
1915 163 673 0.0741%
1916 178 643 0.0666%
1917 181 642 0.0642%
1918 213 562 0.0524%
1919 236 471 0.045%
1920 250 451 0.0406%
1921 234 530 0.0463%
1922 248 480 0.0431%
1923 237 522 0.0466%
1924 236 545 0.0469%
1925 229 534 0.0472%
1926 227 562 0.0511%
1927 217 580 0.0524%
1928 221 564 0.0527%
1929 208 591 0.0571%
1930 207 603 0.0577%
1931 206 586 0.0594%
1932 193 635 0.0643%
1933 182 646 0.0693%
1934 187 644 0.0666%
1935 174 757 0.0779%
1936 165 795 0.0825%
1937 162 875 0.0888%
1938 161 946 0.0924%
1939 172 829 0.0815%
1940 176 805 0.0757%
1941 178 826 0.0734%
1942 181 842 0.0667%
1943 182 874 0.0669%
1944 186 806 0.065%
1945 195 731 0.0599%
1946 185 972 0.0659%
1947 184 1,085 0.065%
1948 179 1,151 0.0721%
1949 173 1,295 0.0805%
1950 175 1,275 0.0792%
1951 175 1,424 0.084%
1952 170 1,550 0.0888%
1953 163 1,640 0.0927%
1954 166 1,720 0.0941%
1955 149 1,919 0.1043%
1956 151 2,041 0.1081%
1957 146 2,333 0.1212%
1958 146 2,338 0.1237%
1959 148 2,343 0.1233%
1960 135 2,590 0.1367%
1961 137 2,539 0.1345%
1962 142 2,453 0.1336%
1963 136 2,500 0.1393%
1964 135 2,403 0.1365%
1965 154 2,010 0.1229%
1966 158 1,781 0.1141%
1967 158 1,689 0.1113%
1968 168 1,589 0.1058%
1969 176 1,561 0.1013%
1970 177 1,568 0.0985%
1971 191 1,305 0.0868%
1972 200 1,139 0.0836%
1973 220 971 0.0749%
1974 213 984 0.0757%
1975 223 878 0.0683%
1976 233 843 0.0654%
1977 226 926 0.0687%
1978 235 860 0.064%
1979 232 935 0.0663%
1980 227 1,024 0.07%
1981 226 1,046 0.0712%
1982 236 955 0.0639%
1983 244 867 0.0588%
1984 242 876 0.0589%
1985 243 919 0.0605%
1986 246 875 0.058%
1987 263 808 0.0529%
1988 275 808 0.0518%
1989 272 872 0.054%
1990 295 823 0.0497%
1991 312 785 0.0482%
1992 336 689 0.0432%
1993 355 626 0.0402%
1994 381 577 0.0376%
1995 389 565 0.0375%
1996 446 460 0.0307%
1997 456 445 0.0301%
1998 485 410 0.0274%
1999 527 354 0.0236%
2000 567 318 0.0208%
2001 578 310 0.0206%
2002 610 285 0.019%
2003 657 259 0.017%
2004 680 248 0.0163%
2005 776 203 0.0133%
2006 780 215 0.0137%
2007 879 179 0.0113%
2008 991 137 0.0089%
2009 969 145 0.0097%
2010 1,050 122 0.0085%
2011 1,029 124 0.0087%
2012 1,093 108 0.0076%
2013 1,123 101 0.0071%
2014 1,151 96 0.0066%
2015 1,015 132 0.0091%
2016 1,075 117 0.0081%
2017 1,265 76 0.0054%
2018 1,209 83 0.006%
2019 1,201 87 0.0064%

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Names Like Karl

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What names are variants of Karl?

Mix it up with these names that are a variation of the name Karl.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Carl

A variant form of Charles.

German

Kale

Free man

German

Karel

Free man

German

Karlan

Free man

German

Karle

Free man

German

Karlens

Free man

German

Karli

Free man

German

Karlin

Free man

German

Karlo

Free man

German

Karlos

Free man

German

Karlton

Free man

German

Karol

Free man

German

Karoly

Free man

German

Karrel

Free man

German

Karson

Son of Carr

American


What names sound like Karl?

If you like how Karl sounds, you might also like these names that sound like Karl.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Carel

Free man

German

Carlo

Free man

Spanish

Carly

Little champion; fort at Luguvalium

Irish

Caryl

Man; free man

German

Kiril

The Lord

Greek

Kyril

Master, lord; the Lord

Greek


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