is a very common Hungarian male given name
. It is also sometimes found as a Hungarian surname
. The origin of this name is the Turkic
Karul, which means hawk
. Nowadays Károly is considered the equivalent of English Karl or Charles
(because the Latin
Carolus is very close to Károly).
Károly Simonyi (1916-2001) physicist, father of Charles Simonyi
Károly Szabó (1916-1964) assistant of Raoul Wallenberg
Károly Takács (1910-1976) Olympic sport shooter
This name has alternate spellings: Karoly, Károly, or Károlyi.
David Karoly (b. 1955) Australian atmospheric scientist
Jenő Károly (1886-1926) Hungarian footballer
Alexander Károlyi (1668–1743) Hungarian Count, landowner, diplomat