Meaning and Origin of: Carel

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First name origins & meanings:

  • English : Song
  • Old German : Freeholder; English feminine form of Carolus; Originally a short form of Caroline; feminine form of Charles
  • Old German : Free man; a variation of Charles
  • Old English : Manly

Last name origin & meaning:

  • French : from Old French quar(r)el ‘bolt (for a crossbow)’ (Late Latin quadrellum, a diminutive of quadrum ‘square’), hence a metonymic occupational name for a maker of crossbow bolts, or a nickname for a short, stout man.