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Karli (girl)

What does Karli mean?

Karli Pronunciation of Karli [kar-li] as a name for girls (also used less commonly as boys' name Karli) is a Latin and Old German name, and the name Karli means "free man". Karli is an alternate spelling of Carly (Latin): feminine of Charles. Karli is also a variant of Carol (Old German). Karli is also used as a form of Caroline (Old German), Charlotte (Old German), Karla (Greek, Old German) and Karolina (Slavic, Old German).


Karli has 17 variants: Carely, Carla, Carlee, Carleigh, Carley, Carli, Carlie, Carlye, Karlah, Karlee, Karleigh, Karley, Karlie, Karlla, Karly, Karlye and Karrla.

65 more related forms via Carly, Carol, Caroline, Charlotte, Karla, Karolina: Callie, Caralin, Carel, Carey, Cari, Carilis, Carlan, Carlein, Carlen, Carlin, Carlina, Carline, Carlita, Carlyn, Caro, Carola, Carole, Carolin, Caroll, Caroly, Carri, Carrie, Carry, Cary, Caryl, Caryle, Caryll, Charla, Charle, Charlie, Charly, Karalina, Karaline, Karalyn, Karel, Karelyn, Kari, Karilyn, Karleen, Karlein, Karlen, Karlena, Karlene, Karlicka, Karlika, Karlina, Karline, Karlinka, Karlita, Karlota, Karlote, Karlyne, Karlyta, Karol, Karole, Karolin, Karoline, Karolyn, Karryl, Karryll, Karyl, Karyll, Kerril, Keryl and Sharla.

Creative forms:
(female) Karti, Kasli, ..

(male) Karke, Karki, ..

Middle name pairings:
Karli Aleyda (K.A.), ..

How popular is Karli?

Karli is a rare first name for females but a somewhat popular last name for both adults and children (#91801 out of 150436, Top 61%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Karli entered the list in 1980-1989 and reached its apex rank of #559 in the U.S. in 1994, and is at #1292 currently. (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related girl names. Charlotte (#9 via latest list), Caroline (#62), Callie (#196), Charlie (#207), Carly (#389), Karla (#510), Karlee (#701), Carlee (#768), Karlie (#815), Carla (#873), Carlie (#1047), Carleigh (#1095), Karleigh (#1096), Carley (#1106), Karley (#1320), Karly (#1348), Carli (#1521), Karoline (#1605), Carrie (#1680), Karolina (#1712), Carol (#1768), Kari (#1817), Karleen, Karole, Sharla, Karyl, Karolyn, Karol, Karlene, Cary, Caro, Carola, Carlyn, Carline, Carey, Cari, Carole, Carolin, Charla, Charly, Caryl, Carry, Caroll, Carri and Karel are the popular variation forms of Karli (#1292 via latest list) ranked in the Top 2000. Adoption of these forms of Karli was at its highest in the 1940s (average #1392) and has become much reduced since (#1498, 63% less usage), with versions such as Carley becoming somewhat dated. Caroline is the steady favorite, though Charlotte is now ranked higher.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Karli, Callie, Carey, Cari, Carla in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Carlee, Carleigh, Carley, Carli, Carlie in U.S.

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

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Carola, Carole, Carolin, Caroline, Caroll in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Carri, Carrie, Carry, Cary, Caryl in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Charla, Charlie, Charlotte, Charly, Karel in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Kari, Karla, Karlee, Karleen, Karleigh in U.S.

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

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Karole, Karolina, Karoline, Karolyn, Karyl, Sharla in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Karli is alike in pronunciation to Carlah, Carlia, Carlla, Corlie and Corly. Other suggested similar names are Charli, Hali, Harli, Kaala, Kaci, Kadi, Kaela, Kaeli, Kaelie, Kahla, Kahle, Kahli, Kaila, Kaili, Kailin, Kalei, Kali, Kalia, Kalie, Kalin, Kalla, Kalle, Kalli, Kallie, Kally, Kaly, Kami, Kammi, Kapri, Kara, Karalie, Karas, Karee, Karie, Karis, Karlin, Karlyn, Karmin, Karna, Karon, Karra, Karri, Kary, Karys, Kasci, Kasi, Kathi, Kati, Katla, Katlin, Kayci, Kayla, Kayle, Kayli, Kaylie, Keili, Kelli, Kerri, Kiri, Kirsi, Klari, Kori, Korri, Kyli, Lali, Magli, Mali, Pali, Salli and Tali. These names tend to be more frequently used than Karli.

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