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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Karlis

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  • According to a user from Latvia, the name Karlis is of Latin origin and means "Karl - a free man".

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First recorded in 1638. Of Germanic origin. Cognate to English Charles.

  1. A male given name.

Notable Persons Named Karlis

Kārlis Ulmanis was a Foreign Minister of Latvia, Prime Minister of Latvia, 4th President of Latvia, and Foreign MinisterofLatvia. Kārlis was born on September 4th, 1877 in Bērze, Bērze Parish. They breathed their last breath on September 20th, 1942.


Karlis Osis is a in the field of parapsychology. Karlis was given the name Kārlis Osis in Riga.


Kārlis Zāle was a in the field of sculpture. Kārlis was born on October 28th, 1888 in Mažeikiai, Russian Empire. They passed away on February 19th, 1942.


Kārlis Hūns was a in the field of painting. Kārlis was given the name Kārlis Jēkabs Vilhelms Hūns on November 13th, 1831 in Madliena parish. They passed away on January 28th, 1877.



His military service ended in 1945. Kārlis was born on December 15th, 1919 in Dzērbene parish. He breathed his last breath on June 2nd, 1955.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Karlis

Rich Karlis is an american football player for the Denver Broncos, Minnesota Vikings, and Detroit Lions. His career lasted from 1982 to 1990. Rich was born on May 23rd, 1959 in Salem, Ohio.


Haralds Kārlis is a basketball player for the BK Valmiera, BK Barons, and CB Gran Canaria in the Latvijas Basketbola Līga. They have had major accomplishments since 2008. Haralds was born on April 29th, 1991 in Rīga, Latvia.


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Popularity of Karlis as a last name

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Common last names for Karlis

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Karlis U.S.
  White 97.28% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 0.00% 16.26%

Of Last Name Karlis

People with the last name Karlis are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Karlis

  • How Popular is the name Karlis? Karlis is the 41,648th most popular name of all time. As a last name Karlis was the 118,185th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Karlis have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 72 babies born with the first name Karlis in the United States. That's more than enough people named Karlis to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Karlis? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1950 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Karlis first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Karlis is Thursday, September 14th, 1876.
  • What year had the most people named Karlis born? The highest recorded use of the first name Karlis was in 1987 with a total of 9 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Karlis: Your name in reverse order is Silrak. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Lskrai. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Karlis? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 147 people with the last name Karlis.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Karlis? Karlis is one of the most unique last names recorded.

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