Name: Karel

Origin and Meaning of the Name Karel

  • Meaning:
    Free man
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  • Meaning:
    God is dear to me
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  • Pronunciation:
    (kah rel)
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Miscellaneous Info for Karel

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  • Used in:
    Czech, Dutch and Hebrew speaking countries
  • Additional Info:
    Czech and Dutch cognate of Charles, a name derived from Karl, meaning "full-grown, a man".
    As a Hebrew name, Karel is the short of Yakar-El, meaning "God is precious to me".

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