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What does Karley mean?

Karley Pronunciation of Karley [kar-ley] as a name for girls. The meaning of the name Karley is "free man". Karley is an alternate form of Karla (Greek, Old German): form of Carla.


Karley has 8 variants: Karlah, Karlee, Karleigh, Karli, Karlie, Karlla, Karly and Karrla.

1 more alternative form via Karla: Karlesha.

Creative forms:
(female) Kanley, Karsey, ..

(male) Karil, Karket, ..

Middle name pairings:
Karley Leilany (K.L.), ..

How popular is Karley?

Karley is an uncommon first name for women but a somewhat popular last name for all people (#111740 out of 150436, Top 74%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Karley was first listed in 1990 and reached its peak rank of #703 in the U.S. in the year 1994, and is currently at #1320. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Karley name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Popular varying forms of Karley (#1320 last year) listed in the Top 2000 are Karla (#510 last year), Karlee (#701), Karlie (#815), Karleigh (#1096), Karli (#1292) and Karly (#1348). These relations of Karley were popular as birth names 13 years ago (median #765) and are somewhat less popular today (#1011, 48.6% less usage), with the version Karla becoming somewhat outmoded. Karlie and Karlee are two of the more trendy names for newborns in this compilation.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Karley, Karla, Karlee, Karleigh, Karli in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Karlie, Karly in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Karley is alike in pronunciation to Carely, Carla, Carlah, Carleah, Carlee, Carley, Carli, Carlia, Carlie, Carlla, Carly, Carlye, Corlee, Corley, Corly and Karlye. Other suggested similar names are Arley, Bailey, Barbey, Bayley, Caley, Calley, Carlen, Darbey (see Darby), Darcey, Darsey, Earley, Haeley, Hailey, Harley, Harly, Kahley, Kailee, Kailey, Kalea, Kalei, Kaley, Kalle, Kalley, Karalee, Karee, Kareen, Karen, Karie, Karlein (see Caroline), Karlene, Karlin, Karmen, Karren, Karry, Kascey, Kassey, Kaycey, Kayle, Kaylea, Kaylee, Kaylei, Kaylen, Kaylley, Keeley, Kelley, Kerrey, Keyley, Kiley, Korey, Margey, Marjey (see Margaret), Marlea, Marlee, Marlen, Perley, Raley, Salley, Sarrey and Valley. These names tend to be more commonly used than Karley.

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