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TypeSurname (from location)
UsageEnglish
PronouncedPron.KAHR-liel
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Meaning & History

From the name of a city in northern England. The city was originally called by the Romans Luguvalium meaning "stronghold of LUGUS". Later the Brythonic element ker "fort" was appended to the name of the city.

Related Names

VariantCarlyle
Entry updated October 30, 2011   Contribute