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What does Carely mean?

Carely Pronunciation of Carely [care-ly] as a name for girls is of Old German derivation, and the name Carely means "free man". Carely is a variant form of Carol (Old German): originally a male name.


Carely has 6 variants: Carla, Carley, Carly, Karla, Karli and Karlie.

37 more different relations via Carol: Carel, Carey, Cari, Cariel, Carilis, Carleen, Carlene, Carlin, Carlyn, Carlynn, Caro, Carola, Carole, Carolee, Carolin, Caroll, Caroly, Carolyn, Carolynn, Carri, Carrie, Carrol, Carrola, Carroll, Carrolyn, Carry, Cary, Caryl, Caryle, Caryll, Charla, Charyl, Karel, Karol, Karole, Karyl and Karyll.

Creative forms:
(female) Caredy, Corely, ..

(male) Carelin, ..

Middle name pairings:
Carely Danna (C.D.), ..

How popular is Carely?

Carely is a rare first name for women. Carely is also a unique last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

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)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Carey, Cari, Carla, Carleen, Carlene in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Carley, Carly, Carlyn, Caro, Carol in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Carola, Carole, Carolee, Carolin, Caroll in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Carolyn, Carolynn, Carri, Carrie, Carrol in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Carroll, Carry, Cary, Caryl, Charla in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Karel, Karla, Karli, Karlie, Karol in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Karole, Karyl in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Carla, Carly outside U.S.

Similar Names

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.

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