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
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