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From an old-fashioned German spelling variant of Karl, the German version of Charles. It is now increasingly used in the English-speaking world, and for some reason is particularly popular in Wales.
139th in the U.S.

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Quick facts

Hundreds of thousands
of people in the U.S have this name
510,800
to be exact
West Virginia
has the most people named Carl per capita
1915
marked the height of its popularity
0.06%
99.94%
53%
55+
35%
30-54
8%
13-29
4%
0-12

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