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Caroly

What does Caroly mean?

Caroly Pronunciation of Caroly [car-oly] as a girls' name has its root in Old German, and Caroly means "free man". Caroly is a variant form of Carol (Old German): originally a male name.

Variations

Caroly has 3 variants: Carola, Carolee and Carrola.

43 more related forms via Carol: Carel, Carely, Carey, Cari, Cariel, Carilis, Carla, Carley, Carlin, Carlota, Carly, Carlyn, Carlynn, Caro, Carolann, Carole, Carolena, Carolin, Carolina, Caroline, Caroll, Carolyn, Carolynn, Carolynne, Carri, Carrie, Carrol, Carroll, Carrolyn, Carry, Cary, Caryl, Caryle, Caryll, Charla, Charyl, Karel, Karla, Karli, Karol, Karole, Karyl and Karyll.

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

(male) Carsey, ..

Middle name pairings:
Caroly Jacie (C.J.), ..

How popular is Caroly?

Caroly is an uncommonly occurring first name for women. Caroly is also an unusual surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Carey, Cari, Carla (#873 via latest list), Carley (#1106), Carlota, Carly (#389), Carlyn, Caro, Carol (#1768), Carola, Carolann, Carole, Carolee, Carolin, Carolina (#430), Caroline (#62), Caroll, Carolyn (#752), Carolynn, Carolynne, Carri, Carrie (#1680), Carrol, Carroll, Carry, Cary, Caryl, Charla, Karel, Karla (#510), Karli (#1292), Karol, Karole and Karyl are the prominent related forms of Caroly (outside Top 2000). Usage of these forms of Caroly was at its peak during the years 1940-1949 (median #1122) and is now significantly reduced (#1672, down 91%). Caroline has been the top favorite, while forms such as Carla are now less popular. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Carey, Cari, Carla, Carley, Carlota in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Carly, Carlyn, Caro, Carol, Carola in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Carolann, Carole, Carolee, Carolin, Carolina in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Caroline, Caroll, Carolyn, Carolynn, Carolynne in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Carri, Carrie, Carrol, Carroll, Carry in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Cary, Caryl, Charla, Karel, Karla in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Karli, Karol, Karole, Karyl in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Caroly is pronounced similarly to Caralea, Caralee, Caralia, Caralie and Coraly. Other suggested similar names are Cally, Caralyn, Carilyn, Carlah, Carle, Carlee, Carli, Carlia, Carlie, Carlla, Carlye, Carmy, Carolan, Carollyn, Carolyne, Caron, Caronn (see Karen), Caroyln, Carrey, Charela (see Harela), Charell, Charil, Charill (see Charlotte), Charle, Charley, Charli, Charly, Coral, Corley, Corly, Creola, Creole, Darolyn, Harly, Harolyn, Karly, Karolyn, Neroly (see Nerola) and Sarely. These names tend to be more frequently used than Caroly.

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