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Carly meaning and name origin
Carly \c(a)-rly, car-ly\ as a girl's name (also used as boy's 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 variant forms: 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 name Carol.
Carly is also pronounced similarly to Carely, Carlah, Carlia, Carlla, Corley, Corly, Karla and Karley. Other suggested similar baby names are Cally, Carel, Carey, Carle, Carlyn, Carmy, Carola, Carole, Caroll, Caroly, Carry, Cary, Caryl, Caryle, Caryll, Charla, Charle, Charley, Charli, Charly, Coraly and Harly.
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Popularity of Carly
Carly is a very popular first name for females (#874 out of 4276) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).
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