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Carly /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.


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.

Affiliated girl name: Carol.

Carly has 75 more different relations via Carla, Carleen, Carlene, Caroline, Charlotte: Caddy, Callie, Caralin, Caralyn, Caralyne, Caralynn, Cari, Carilyn, Carla, Carlah, Carlan, Carlana, Carle, Carleah, Carlein, Carlen, Carlena, Carleta, Carlia, Carlin, Carlina, Carlis, Carlisa, Carlise, Carlla, Carllen, Carlota, Carlyjo, Carlyn, Carlyna, Carlynn, Carlynne, Carlyse, Caro, Carol, Carola, Carolan, Carole, Carolin, Caroll, Carollyn, Carolyn, Carolyne, Carolynn, Carri, Carrie, Carrolyn, Carry, Cary, Char, Chara, Charill, Charla, Charle, Charlet, Charlie, Charlot, Charly, Charlyne, Charo, Charty, Charyl, Cherlyn, Karalyn, Karelyn, Karilyn, Karla, Karlen, Karlin, Karlla, Karlyn, Karlyne, Karlynn, Karolyn and Sharla.

Kreatif forms: Carcy. [more]

pinHow popular is Carly?

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. Demographics)

Charted below is the birth name statistics 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 Names, 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 Callie (#186 a year ago), Cari, Carla (#864), Carlee (#829), Carleen, Carleigh, Carlene, Carley, Carli, Carlie (#966), Carol, Carole, Caroline (#58), Carolyn (#742), Carolynn, Carri, Carrie, Cary, Charla, Charles, Charlie (#229), Charlotte (#10), Karla (#504), Karlee (#693), Karlene, Karli, Karlie (#885), Karly, Karolyn and Sharla. These forms of Carly reached the top of their popularity in 1992 (adoption of 0.32%) and are almost as popular today (adoption 0.18%, down 42.8%). Caroline is a perennial favorite, though Charlie has become popular as well over time, while versions like Carlene are now less common.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Carly, Callie, Cari, Carla, Carlee in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Carleen, Carleigh, Carlene, Carley, Carli in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Carlie, Carol, Carole, Caroline, Carolyn in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Carolynn, Carri, Carrie, Cary, Charla in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Charles, Charlie, Charlotte, Karla, Karlee in U.S.

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

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

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Carly is pronounced similarly to Carely, Corlee, Corley, Corlie, Corly, Karlah, Karley and Karrla. Other suggested similar baby names are Arly, Baily, Cacey, Cacy, Caela, Caelyn, Caila, Cailey, Cailyn, Caity, Cal, Cala, Caley, Calla, Calley, Cally, Cammy, Candy, Carah, Caree, Carel, Caren, Carey, Carie, Carin, Caris, Carmy, Carna, Caroly, Caron, Caryl, Caryle, Caryll, Caryn, Cascy, Casey, Cassy, Cathy, Catlyn, Caty, Cayla, Cayley, Caylyn, Cazzy, Charley, Charli, Charlyn, Cilly, Clarey, Clarry, Colly, Coraly, Corey, Corry, Cory, Daly, Hadly, Haely, Haily, Hally, Harly, Kaly, Lally, Pauly, Sally, Sarely and Sharly. These names tend to be less frequently used than Carly.