Meaning and name origin
Karli \k(a)-rli, kar-li\ as a girl's name (also used as boy's name Karli), is of Latin, Old German, Greek and Slavic origin, and the meaning of Karli is "free man". Karli is a variant of Carly (Latin): feminine of Charles. Also a variant of Carol (Old German): originally a male name, an anglicized form of Carolus (see Charles). Karli is also used as a variant of Caroline (Old German), Charlotte (Old German) and Karla (Greek, Old German), Karolina (Slavic).
Karli is not a popular first name for females and an equally uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Karli for girls. Karli reached its highest rank of #559 in the U.S. in 1994. (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Karli and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Charlotte (#10), Caroline (#58), Carly (#357), Karla (#504), Karlee (#693), Carlee (#829), Carla (#864), Karlie (#885), Carlie (#966), Karly, Karli, Karley, Carol, Carleigh, Carley and Carli. (2014 statistics).
Karli▼ is also pronounced similarly to Carlia. Other suggested similar baby names are Kaeli, Kahli, Kaili, Kali▲, Kalli, Karalie, Karel, Kari▼, Karlin, Karol▼, Karole, Karri, Karyl, Karyll and Kayli▼. These names tend to be more commonly used than Karli.