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Karol is a unique spelling variation of the baby name Carol. Both of these options originate from old Germany and were popular in America in the mid-twentieth century. As of 2021, Karol is a top 4,700 option at rank 4,631.

Meaning of the name Karol:

Polish: free man
Slovak: free man
Slovene: free man

Origin of the name Karol:

The baby name Karol is the Polish, Slovak, and Slovene variation of Carol. Both of these options come from the old Germanic Karl, which originates from Charles. Charles itself comes from the Germanic word “karl.”

Symbolism of the name Karol:

The baby name Karol means “free man.” Remember, this option originates from the old German Karl, which is a variation of the word “karl.” “Karl” most likely translates to “free man.”

Style of the name Karol:


Gender of the name Karol:

Karol is an old-fashioned name for girls.

Pronunciation of the name Karol:

KAR-awl or KAR-ul

Number of syllables in the name Karol:


Emotion evoked from the name Karol:

Karol feels kindhearted and wholesome. It is a vintage and humble name. Rarely, boys will use the title.

Alternative spellings for the name Karol:

Nicknames for the name Karol:

Popularity of the name Karol:

Karol first became a top 1,000 baby name in America in 1934 at rank 960. It lasted until 1968 when it was number 921. Karol briefly returned in 2005, coming in at rank 818 for girls.

Related names for the name Karol:

Great middle names for Karol and their meanings:

Famous people with the name Karol:

  • Karol Wojtyla (birth name of Pope St. John Paul II)
  • Karol Radziwill (prince in Poland)
  • Karol Rostworowski (poet)
  • Karol Kurpinski (composer)
  • Karol Lipinski (composer, violinist)
  • Karol Libelt (philosopher)
  • Karol Kennedy (pair skater)
  • Karol Castillo (model)

Karols in popular culture:

There are no fictional characters with the baby name Karol.

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