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Carl

  • Gender: Boy
  • Origin: German
  • Meaning: Manly
  • #126 All Time
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825k Carol

How popular is the baby name Carl in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 372 0 372 #42 boy name
1881 359 0 359 #42 boy name
1882 478 0 478 #34 boy name
1883 480 0 480 #32 boy name
1884 521 0 521 #36 boy name
1885 499 5 494 #34 boy name
1886 562 6 556 #32 boy name
1887 595 7 588 #28 boy name
1888 685 10 675 #30 boy name
1889 710 6 704 #27 boy name
1890 701 8 693 #27 boy name
1891 685 10 675 #24 boy name
1892 818 10 808 #25 boy name
1893 793 7 786 #24 boy name
1894 871 10 861 #22 boy name
1895 865 14 851 #23 boy name
1896 857 5 852 #25 boy name
1897 840 12 828 #25 boy name
1898 927 8 919 #24 boy name
1899 781 7 774 #25 boy name
1900 1,026 10 1,016 #29 boy name
1901 826 9 817 #24 boy name
1902 961 9 952 #24 boy name
1903 916 6 910 #23 boy name
1904 960 7 953 #25 boy name
1905 970 11 959 #26 boy name
1906 957 6 951 #27 boy name
1907 1,027 9 1,018 #27 boy name
1908 1,083 9 1,074 #29 boy name
1909 1,225 10 1,215 #25 boy name
1910 1,351 12 1,339 #26 boy name
1911 1,587 13 1,574 #26 boy name
1912 3,243 19 3,224 #24 boy name
1913 3,960 25 3,935 #23 boy name
1914 4,841 34 4,807 #24 boy name
1915 6,643 30 6,613 #22 boy name
1916 6,825 39 6,786 #23 boy name
1917 6,745 46 6,699 #24 boy name
1918 7,055 51 7,004 #25 boy name
1919 6,518 45 6,473 #29 boy name
1920 7,054 45 7,009 #27 boy name
1921 7,121 42 7,079 #30 boy name
1922 6,739 48 6,691 #30 boy name
1923 6,920 49 6,871 #28 boy name
1924 7,134 46 7,088 #27 boy name
1925 7,108 50 7,058 #28 boy name
1926 6,988 47 6,941 #26 boy name
1927 7,334 57 7,277 #26 boy name
1928 7,007 61 6,946 #28 boy name
1929 6,940 50 6,890 #28 boy name
1930 7,013 59 6,954 #26 boy name
1931 6,635 54 6,581 #28 boy name
1932 6,754 46 6,708 #28 boy name
1933 6,225 35 6,190 #28 boy name
1934 6,718 38 6,680 #28 boy name
1935 6,721 26 6,695 #28 boy name
1936 6,629 41 6,588 #27 boy name
1937 6,944 36 6,908 #28 boy name
1938 6,876 32 6,844 #29 boy name
1939 6,639 45 6,594 #30 boy name
1940 6,785 31 6,754 #32 boy name
1941 7,192 31 7,161 #28 boy name
1942 7,300 32 7,268 #36 boy name
1943 7,505 40 7,465 #33 boy name
1944 6,849 30 6,819 #36 boy name
1945 6,339 26 6,313 #39 boy name
1946 7,404 25 7,379 #39 boy name
1947 8,080 32 8,048 #40 boy name
1948 7,863 34 7,829 #42 boy name
1949 7,726 35 7,691 #43 boy name
1950 7,320 28 7,292 #44 boy name
1951 7,672 40 7,632 #43 boy name
1952 7,840 19 7,821 #45 boy name
1953 7,849 24 7,825 #44 boy name
1954 8,164 29 8,135 #47 boy name
1955 8,323 32 8,291 #47 boy name
1956 8,337 32 8,305 #48 boy name
1957 8,220 30 8,190 #49 boy name
1958 7,764 43 7,721 #51 boy name
1959 7,541 37 7,504 #54 boy name
1960 7,862 54 7,808 #53 boy name
1961 7,285 37 7,248 #56 boy name
1962 6,889 34 6,855 #58 boy name
1963 7,171 38 7,133 #54 boy name
1964 6,701 38 6,663 #55 boy name
1965 5,832 32 5,800 #54 boy name
1966 5,270 44 5,226 #56 boy name
1967 4,936 40 4,896 #57 boy name
1968 4,685 38 4,647 #59 boy name
1969 4,571 43 4,528 #62 boy name
1970 4,451 51 4,400 #67 boy name
1971 4,098 37 4,061 #72 boy name
1972 3,445 36 3,409 #85 boy name
1973 3,061 45 3,016 #90 boy name
1974 2,931 35 2,896 #89 boy name
1975 2,861 48 2,813 #91 boy name
1976 2,705 32 2,673 #95 boy name
1977 2,657 39 2,618 #99 boy name
1978 2,649 41 2,608 #100 boy name
1979 2,923 23 2,900 #100 boy name
1980 2,969 35 2,934
1981 2,823 32 2,791
1982 2,849 45 2,804
1983 2,637 34 2,603
1984 2,586 25 2,561
1985 2,552 27 2,525
1986 2,476 35 2,441
1987 2,250 30 2,220
1988 2,347 30 2,317
1989 2,273 15 2,258
1990 2,195 6 2,189
1991 1,929 8 1,921
1992 1,790 11 1,779
1993 1,592 7 1,585
1994 1,422 6 1,416
1995 1,381 0 1,381
1996 1,183 0 1,183
1997 1,093 0 1,093
1998 1,146 0 1,146
1999 996 0 996
2000 988 0 988
2001 880 0 880
2002 784 0 784
2003 774 0 774
2004 750 0 750
2005 651 0 651
2006 657 0 657
2007 625 0 625
2008 557 0 557
2009 519 0 519
2010 446 0 446
2011 424 0 424
2012 486 0 486
2013 443 0 443
2014 434 0 434
2015 452 0 452

Want to know about the popularity of the Carl baby name? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 505,032 babies born with the name Carl in the United States. That's more than enough Carls to occupy the country of Cape Verde with an estimated population of 491,875 (as of June 16, 2010). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given to 372 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Carl" was in 1956 with a total of 8,305 babies. (That's a lot of baby Carls)

According to the 1967 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Carl" ranks #83 in popularity as a baby boy's name in Colorado. Imagine that, 45 babies in Colorado have the same name as you in 1967. Across the entire United States a total of 4,936 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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Where is the name Carl popular?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Carl" mean? The list below shows the origins of Carl as well as things modernly associated with the name Carl such as celebrities named Carl.

Origin and Meaning of Carl

The name "Carl" is of German origin, and it means "Manly". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Carl Sagan

Carl Sagan is a scientist. Carl was born in 1934 as Carl Edward Sagan in Brooklyn, New York, U.S.

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Carl Weathers

Carl Weathers is an actor and professional football player with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1970 to present. Carl was born in 1948 in New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.

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Carl Lewis

Carl Lewis is an athlete. Carl was born in 1961 in Birmingham, Alabama, U.S.

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Carl Crawford

Carl Crawford is a MLB player. Carl was born in 1981 in Houston, Texas.

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Carl Edwards

Carl Edwards is a nascar driver. Carl was born in 1979 as Carl Michael Edwards II in Columbia, Missouri, U.S.

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Max von Sydow

Max von Sydow is an actor with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1949 to present. Max was born in 1929 as Carl Adolf von Sydow in Lund, Skane, Sweden.

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Other Inspirations for the Name Carl

Carl Icahn
Carl Panzram
Carl Poppa
Carl Jung
Carl Sandburg Middle School

Alternative Meanings

C is for compassion, your finest side.

A is for admirable, you certainly are!

R is for romp, you know how to have fun!

L is for love, everlasting.

Your name in reverse order is "Lrac". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Clar". How do you pronounce that?

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

Past life for Carl born Dec 10, 1987

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Southern Africa approximately on 1050. Your profession was medicine man, surgeon, and herbalist.

As a ruthless character, you carefully weighed your decisions in critical situations, with excellent self-control and strong will. Generally liked, but not always loved. Your lesson - to study, to practice and to use wisdom, enclosed in psychological sciences, and in ancient manuscripts. With strong faith and hard work you will reach your real destiny in present life.

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