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What does Carly mean?

Carly \c(a)-rly, car-ly\ as a girls' name (also used less commonly as boys' name Carly) is pronounced KAR-lee. It is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Carly is "free man". Feminine of Charles. Also pet or short form of Carla, Caroline and Charlotte. A modern-day shorter version of the forms Carleen and Carlene, which were a product of the 1960s. Singer Carly Simon.


Variations

Carly has 22 variants: Carlee, Carleen, Carleigh, Carlene, Carley, Carli, Carlie, Carline, Carlita, Carlye, Carlyne, Carlyta, Karlee, Karleigh, Karlene, Karli, Karlie, Karline, Karlita, Karly, Karlye and Karlyta.

For more information, see also the related girl name Carol.

Carly has 33 more different forms via Carla, Carleen, Carlene, Caroline, Charlotte: Caddy, Caralyn, Cari, Carilyn, Carla, Carlah, Carlan, Carle, Carlen, Carlia, Carlin, Carlis, Carlla, Carlyjo, Carlyn, Carlyna, Carlynn, Carlyse, Caro, Carol, Carola, Carole, Caroll, Carolyn, Carri, Carry, Cary, Charla, Charle, Charly, Charty, Karla and Karlyn.


Popularity

Carly is a very popular first name for women (#874 out of 4276, Top 20%) and a slightly less popular last name for all people (#95091 out of 150436, Top 63%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Charted below is the birth name popularity of Carly for girls. Carly was first listed in 1970-1979 and reached its peak rank of #122 in the U.S. in the year 1995, and is currently at #357. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Carly name in U.S.

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

Below is a charted comparison of the popularity of the girl name Carly and associated names. Popular variation forms of Carly (#357 a year ago) are Cari, Carla (#864 a year ago), Carlee (#829), Carleen, Carleigh, Carlene, Carley, Carli, Carlie (#966), Carol, Carole, Caroline (#58), Carolyn (#742), Carri, Cary, Charla, Charles, Charlotte (#10), Karla (#504), Karlee (#693), Karlene, Karli, Karlie (#885) and Karly. These girl names reached the top of their popularity in 1996 (usage of 0.341%) and have become much less popular since (usage 0.1637%, down 52%), with forms like Carla, Carlee, Carley, Carlie and Karly falling out of fashion. The trendier birth names among these are Carly (#357), Caroline (#58), Charlotte (#10), Karla (#504) and Karlee (#693), and there is a revival in birth name usage for Caroline and Charlotte. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Cari, Carla, Carlee, Carleen, Carleigh, Carlene, Carley, Carli, Carlie, Carly in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Carol, Carole, Caroline, Carolyn, Carri, Cary, Charla, Charles, Charlotte, Karla in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Karlee, Karlene, Karli, Karlie, Karly in U.S.

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


Similar Names

Carly is pronounced similarly to Carely, Corley, Corly and Karley. Other suggested similar baby names are Cally, Carel, Carey, Carmy, Caroly, Caryl, Caryle, Caryll, Charley, Charli, Coraly and Harly. These names tend to be less frequently used than Carly.

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