What does Carli mean?
Carli [car-li] as a name for girls is of Old German and Latin derivation, and the meaning of Carli is "free man". Carli is a variant form of Carla (Old German). Carli is also a derivative of Carly (Latin).
26 more alternative forms via Carla, Carly: Carlana, Carle, Carleen, Carlena, Carlene▼, Carleta, Carlicia, Carlin, Carlina, Carline, Carliqua, Carlis, Carlisa, Carlise, Carlisha, Carlisia, Carlissa, Carlista, Carlita, Carlyjo, Carlyn, Carlyne, Carlyse, Carlyta, Karline and Karlita.Creative forms:
(female) Carsi, Carui, ..
(male) Carcy, Carril, .. Middle name pairings:
Carli Frankie (C.F.), ..
How popular is Carli?
Carli is a somewhat prominent first name for females (#3278 out of 4276, Top 77%) and an even more prominent last name for both adults and children (#29040 out of 150436, Top 19%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Carli entered the list in 1980-1989 and reached its top rank of #622 in the U.S. in the year 1996, and is presently at #1521. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its source forms and related girl names. Carla (#873 from recent data), Carlee (#768), Carleen, Carleigh (#1095), Carlene, Carley (#1106), Carlie (#1047), Carline, Carly (#389), Carlyn, Karla (#510), Karlee (#701), Karleigh (#1096), Karli (#1292), Karlie (#815) and Karly (#1348) are the popular alternative forms of Carli (#1521 from recent data). Other variants, like Carlia, are seldom used. Usage of these forms of Carli was well-received 19 years ago (usage of 0.42%) and has become significantly lower since (usage 0.19%, down 54.1%), with versions like Carla becoming less stylish. Carlee, Karlee and Karlie are three of the more chic girl names in this list.
Carli is pronounced similarly to Carely, Corlee, Corley, Corlie, Corly, Karlah, Karley and Karrla. Other recommended names are Bali, Caci, Cadi, Caela, Caelin, Caila, Caiti, Cali▲, Calie, Calin, Calla, Calli, Callia, Candi, Caralia, Caralie, Caralin, Caree, Carel, Caren, Carey▼, Cari▼, Carlan, Carlein, Carma, Carmeli, Carmi, Carmie, Carmy, Carol▼, Carola, Carole▼, Carolin, Caroll, Caroly, Carri, Carrin, Caryl, Caryle, Caryll, Casi, Cassi, Cati, Cayla▼, Caylia, Ceili, Celli, Ceri, Chari, Charla, Charle, Charli▲, Charlie▲, Charly, Cordi, Cori, Corri, Hali▼, Halli, Harli, Kali▲, Orli, Pali, Pauli, Salli, Tali and Valli. These names tend to be less commonly used than Carli.See names in meaning and etymology.