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What does Carlee mean?

Carlee Pronunciation of Carlee [car-lee] as a name for girls has its roots in Old German and Latin, and the meaning of the name Carlee is "free man". Carlee is a variant form of Carla (Old German). Carlee is also a form of Carly (Latin).


Carlee has 17 variants: Carlah, Carleah, Carleigh, Carley, Carli, Carlia, Carlie, Carlla, Carlye, Karla, Karlee, Karleigh, Karli, Karlie, Karlla, Karly and Karlye.

27 more related forms via Carla, Carly: Carlana, Carle, Carleen, Carleesia, Carleeza, Carlena, Carlene, Carleta, Carletha, Carlethe, Carletta, Carlette, Carlin, Carlina, Carline, Carlis, Carlisa, Carlise, Carlita, Carlreca, Carlyjo, Carlyn, Carlyne, Carlyse, Carlyta, Karlene and Karline.

Creative forms:
(female) Caslee, Crilee, ..

(male) Carall, Carlio, ..

Middle name pairings:
Carlee Jocelynn (C.J.), ..

How popular is Carlee?

Carlee is a somewhat prominent first name for women (#3743 out of 4276, Top 88%) and an even more prominent last name for both adults and children (#63812 out of 150436, Top 42%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Carlee was first listed in 1980-1989 and reached its apex rank of #600 in the U.S. in 1997, and is at #768 presently. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Carlee name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Carlee outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related girl names. Popular variation forms of Carlee (#768 from current records) ranked in the Top 2000 are Carly (#389 from current records), Karla (#510), Karlee (#701), Karlie (#815), Carla (#873), Carlie (#1047), Carleigh (#1095), Karleigh (#1096), Carley (#1106), Karli (#1292), Karly (#1348), Carli (#1521), Carleen, Karlene, Carlene, Carlette, Carline, Carletta and Carlyn. Usage of these forms of Carlee was common in the year 1996 (usage of 0.42%) and has become significantly lower since (usage 0.19%, 54% less). Karla has been the most well-known version, though Carly is now ranked higher, while forms like Carla are now less popular.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Carlee, Carla, Carleen, Carleigh, Carlene in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Carletta, Carlette, Carley, Carli, Carlie in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Carline, Carly, Carlyn, Karla, Karlee in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Karleigh, Karlene, Karli, Karlie, Karly in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Carlee is alike in pronunciation to Carely, Corlee, Corley, Corlie, Corly, Karlah and Karley. Other suggested similar names are Arlee, Bailee, Baylee, Cahlie, Cailen, Calee, Caleen, Calie, Callen, Calley, Capree, Caralea, Caraleen (see Caroline), Caralie, Carey, Carie, Cariel, Carileen (see Caroline), Carine, Carlan, Carlein, Carmel, Carmen, Carola, Carolee, Caroll, Caroly, Carrey, Carrie, Carwen, Catee (see Kate), Cathee, Caylee, Cayley, Caylie, Caysee, Charelle, Charle, Charleen, Charlet, Charli, Charly, Cherilee, Coralie, Coree, Corelie, Cree, Darlene, Darsee, Hailee, Harlea, Harleen, Harley, Haylee, Jaylee, Kaelee, Kailee, Karalee, Karlen, Marcee, Marilee, Marleen, Marley, Marylee, Orlee, Sallee, Saralee and Verlee. These names tend to be less commonly used than Carlee.

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