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Carl is a popular variant of the name Charles. The name originates from the old Scandinavian languages and is still one of the most popular names in Sweden. The name has status as a Royal name in Sweden and the first name of the current Sweden's King.
List of people named Carl [ edit ]
Royalty [ edit ]
(other Swedish and Norwegian royalty so named are listed on English Wikipedia as Charles)
Carl as a family name [ edit ]
Christian Thomsen Carl (1676-1713), Danish navy officer. Middle name also given as Thomasen, Thomesen, Thomasen, or Thomesen.
Carl as a given name [ edit ]
Carl Oliver (born 1969), Bahamian sprinter and Olympic medallist
Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach
Carl Pursell, American politician
Carl Reiner, American actor, director, and comedian
Carl Rogers, American psychologist and psychotherapist
Carl Schueler, American race walker
Carl Söderberg, Forward for the Boston Bruins
Carl Heinrich Stratz, German-Russian gynecologist
Carl "Alfalfa" Switzer, American actor and singer, best known as "Alfalfa" from the ( Our Gang ) comedy shorts Little Rascals
Carl Maria von Weber
Carl Czerny, Pianist
Fictional characters [ edit ]
Carl Brutananadilewski, a character from Aqua Teen Hunger Force.
Carl Carlson, a character from The Simpsons
Carl Drogo, a character from the book series A Song of Ice and Fire.
Carl Fredricksen, a character from Disney-Pixar's Up (2009 film)
Carl "CJ" Johnson, a character in the Grand Theft Auto video game series
Carl Grimes, a notoriously elusive character from the comic/TV series The Walking Dead Carl Denham, a character from the 1933 film
and its King Kong 2005 remake
Carl Hamilton, a Swedish secret agent of novels by Jan Guillou.
Carl Wheezer, a character from Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius.
Carl Winslow, a character from the TV series Family Matters
Carl Caston, an alter ego of a the character Collin from the TV series "Welcome to Studio 54." Carl Bentley, a character from the 1995 film
Carl Clover, a playable character in the Blazblue fighting game series.
Derived surnames [ edit ]
Derived placenames [ edit ]
Many of these are in reference to
Charlemagne. Carolina is named for Charles II of England.
References [ edit ]