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What does Corly mean?

Corly Pronunciation of Corly [cor-ly] as a girls' name is an Old English name, and the meaning of Corly is "cheerful, carefree". Corly is a variant form of Corliss (Old English).

Associated with: old english, cheerful (joy).


Corly has 3 variants: Corlee, Corley and Corlie.

1 more different relation via Corliss: Corless.

Creative forms:
(female) Cerly, Crily, ..

(male) Corlio, Corvy, ..

Middle name pairings:
Corly August (C.A.), ..

How popular is Corly?

Corly is a rare first name for females. Corly is a rare surname too for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. The only prominent variation form of Corly (outside Top 2000) ranked in the Top 2000 is Corliss. Other variants, like Corley, are seldom used. This relation of Corly was favored as a baby name in the 1940s. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Corliss in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Corly and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Corly is alike in pronunciation to Carely, Carla, Carlah, Carlee, Carley, Carli, Carlia, Carlie, Carlla, Carly, Carlye, Karla, Karley, Karli, Karly and Karlye. Other recommended names are Arly, Cally, Carey, Carle, Carlyn, Carmy, Caroly, Carry, Cary, Charly, Cilly, Coady, Codey, Cody, Coel, Cole, Coley, Colly, Conny, Cor, Cora, Coral, Coraly, Coralyn, Cordey, Cordi, Cordy, Coree, Coren, Corey, Cori, Corie, Corin, Correy, Corri, Corry, Corryn, Cortny, Corva, Cory, Coryn, Dolly, Harly, Holly, Joely, Joly, Lolly, Molly, Polly and Verly. These names tend to be more frequently used than Corly.

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