US Popularity:2107
Meaning:Free man
Carl is a masculine name of German origin keenly suited to those from humble backgrounds unafraid to thrive. Emerging from the German word karl, meaning "free man," Carl is a no-nonsense title with a tough spirit courtesy of its roots in the Old English ceorl, indicating a "person of low rank." Starting from the ground up, Carl has transformed into a well-known title of royalty, nobility, and intellectual elite. Keeping company with the founder of analytical psychology, Carl Jung, Carl is an inspiring testament to the merits of aspiration regardless of circumstance.

Famous People Named Carl

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  • Carl Hagelin
    Hockey Player
  • Carl Lewis
  • Carl Reiner
    Comedian, Director
  • Carl Sagan
  • Carl Yastrzemski
    Baseball Player

Carl Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Carl is currently #1680 on The Bump
Boy:Carl is currently #483 on The Bump Boy Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Carl is currently #2107 in U.S. births
Boy:Carl is currently #725 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2022
- 159
from 2021
In comparison to the previous year's data
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