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Updated June 9, 2019

Boy name origins & meanings

  • Czechoslovakian : Man; Carl's town

Boy name variations

Family name origins & meanings

  • Czech (Karlík) and Slovak : from a form of the Slavic personal name Karel or Karol, vernacular forms of the Latin name Carolus (see Karl, Charles).
  • Polish, Ukrainian, and Jewish (from Poland and Ukraine) : nickname from eastern Slavic and Yiddish karlik ‘dwarf’.

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