Other Origin(s):German, Irish
Meaning:Free man; Fierce warrior
Carlen is a feminine Swedish name of Old German origin, from the root Karl, meaning “free man.” There’s no doubt Karl has taken the world by storm with its endless variants—like Charles, Karol, Carlito, Charlotte, and of course, Carlen. Carlen is a rare surname in Germany and France and a beloved personal name in Sweden from Karlen. This calm-sounding name has more rambunctious roots in Irish, derived from the surname Ó Cearbhalláin meaning “descendent of Cearbhall” and “fierce warrior.” Regardless of which origin you’re drawn to, Carlen exudes warrior spirit and determination. An inspiring name not yet found by the masses, Carlen is an elegant and unique choice brimming with victory.
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