Which version is better?with its source form and related girl names. Carey, Cari, Carla (#873 IN RECENT RANKINGS), Carleen, Carlene, Carley (#1106), Carly (#389), Carlyn, Caro, Carol (#1768), Carola, Carole, Carolee, Carolin, Caroll, Carolyn (#752), Carolynn, Carri, Carrie (#1680), Carrol, Carroll, Carry, Cary, Caryl, Charla, Karel, Karla (#510), Karli (#1292), Karlie (#815), Karol, Karole and Karyl are the popular alternative forms of Carely (OUTSIDE TOP 2000). These forms of Carely were popular with parents 8 decades ago (MEDIAN #1129) and have become significantly less conventional since (#1724, ▼97.4%). Carolyn has historically been a favorite of parents, though Karlie has become trendy as well, while versions such as Cari are now somewhat dated. (TOP 2000 NAMES, 2015)
Carely is pronounced similarly to Carlah, Carleah, Carlee▲, Carli, Carlia, Carlie, Carlla, Carlye, Corley, Corly, Karley, Karlla, Karly, Karlye and Karrla. Other suggested similar names are Cacey, Cadey, Caela, Caelyn, Caley, Cally, Camela, Caralea, Caralee, Caralia, Caralie, Caralyn, Caree, Careen, Caren, Carena, Caresa, Caress, Carilyn, Carle, Carmel, Carmela▼, Carmeli, Carmy, Carrey, Casey▼, Catelyn, Catey, Cerelia, Cerella, Charela (see Harela), Charell, Charelle, Charelyn, Charil, Charill (see Charlotte), Charle, Charley▲, Charli▲, Charly, Charrela (see Harela), Cherell, Cicely, Clarey, Coral, Coraly, Corelie, Corella, Corey▼, Creola, Creole, Darel, Haely, Harela, Harly, Janely, Karelyn, Marell, Marelyn and Nately. These names tend to be more frequently used than Carely.See names in meaning and etymology.