[ 2 syll. ka-rel, kar-el ] The baby boy name Karel is also used as a girl name, with the latter form being much more common. Its pronunciation is KAA-RehL in Czech or KAA-RahL in Dutch †. Karel is used predominantly in the Czech, Dutch, and Slavic languages, and it is derived from Germanic origins.
Karel is also a variant spelling (Czech, Dutch, and Slavic) of the name Karl (German, Russian, Scandinavian, and Slavic) as well as a variant (Czech, Dutch, and Slavic) of the name Charles (English and French).
Karel is infrequently used as a baby name for boys. It is not listed in the top 1000 names. In 2018, within the group of boy names directly linked to Karel, Charles was the most popular. Karel has predominantly been a girl name in the past century.
† Pronunciation for Karel: K as in "key (K.IY)" ; AA as in "odd (AA.D)" ; R as in "race (R.EY.S)" ; EH as in "ebb (EH.B)" ; L as in "lay (L.EY)" ; AH as in "mud (M.AH.D)"
A famous person named Karel is Karel Reisz, Filmmaker, born July 21, 1926 - November 25, 2002, Ostrava, Czechoslovakia.