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What does Carlie mean?

Carlie Pronunciation of Carlie [car-lie] as a girls' name is of Old German and Latin origin, and the meaning of Carlie is "free man". Carlie is a variant form of Carla (Old German). Carlie is also a form of Carly (Latin). Carlie is also used as a form of Charlotte (Old German).


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

50 more alternative forms via Carla, Carly, Charlotte: Carlana, Carle, Carleen, Carleeza, Carlena, Carlene, Carleta, Carlethe, Carlette, Carlicia, Carlin, Carlina, Carline, Carliqua, Carlis, Carlisa, Carlise, Carlisha, Carlisia, Carlissa, Carlista, Carlita, Carlota, Carlreca, Carlyjo, Carlyn, Carlyne, Carlyse, Carlyta, Charla, Charlaine, Charle, Charleen, Charlene, Charlet, Charlie, Charline, Charlita, Charlot, Charlsie, Charly, Charlyne, Chattie, Karleen, Karlene, Karlika, Karline, Karlita, Karlyne and Sharline.

Creative forms:
(female) Carryl, Caslie, ..

(male) Carleb, Carlio, ..

Middle name pairings:
Carlie Bayleigh (C.B.), ..

How popular is Carlie?

Carlie is a somewhat popular first name for females (#2656 out of 4276, Top 62%) and also a somewhat popular surname for all people (#133114 out of 150436, Top 88%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Carlie reached its peak rank of #469 in the U.S. in the year 1998, and is currently at #1047. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related girl names. Prominent related forms of Carlie (#1047 from current records) listed in the Top 2000 are Charlotte (#9 from current records), Charlie (#207), Carly (#389), Karla (#510), Karlee (#701), Carlee (#768), Karlie (#815), Carla (#873), Carleigh (#1095), Karleigh (#1096), Carley (#1106), Karli (#1292), Karly (#1348), Carli (#1521), Charlene (#1532), Carline, Karleen, Karlene, Carlette, Carleen, Carlene, Carlota, Carlyn, Charla, Charline, Charlsie, Charly, Chattie, Charlyne and Charleen. Adoption of these forms of Carlie was widespread less than a decade ago (adoption of 1%) and has remained as conventional to this day (adoption 1.1%, 2% more), but with forms like Carla going out of style. The more fashionable names for newborns among these are Charlotte, Charlie, Carlee, Karlie and Karlee.

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

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Carlene, Carlette, Carley, Carli, Carline in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Carlota, Carly, Carlyn, Charla, Charleen in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Charlene, Charlie, Charline, Charlotte, Charlsie in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Charly, Charlyne, Chattie, Karla, Karlee in U.S.

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

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

Similar Names

Carlie is alike in pronunciation to Carely, Corlee, Corley, Corlie, Corly, Karlah and Karley. Other suggested similar names are Bailie, Caelin, Caisie, Caitie, Cali, Callee, Calli, Callie, Caralee, Caralia, Caralie, Caraline, Cardin, Caree, Carie, Carin, Caris, Carmi, Carmie, Carmin, Carola, Carole, Carolee, Caroline, Caroly, Carree, Carri, Carrin, Catlin, Catline, Cauline, Caycie, Cellie, Cerelia, Charie, Charli, Charlice, Charlize, Chelie, Cherylie, Collie, Coralie, Cordie, Corelie, Corie, Darline, Earlie, Gardie, Haelie, Harli, Harlie, Haylie, Kailie, Kalie, Karalie, Karrie, Mallie, Margie, Marjie, Marlie, Marlise, Paulie, Pearlie, Sallie, Sarie, Talie, Tallie and Wallie. These names tend to be less commonly used than Carlie.

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