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What does Karlie mean?

Karlie Pronunciation of Karlie [kar-lie] as a name for girls has its roots in Latin and Old German, and the meaning of Karlie is "free man". Karlie is an alternate spelling of Carly (Latin): feminine of Charles. Karlie is also a variation of Carol (Old German). Karlie is also used as a derivative of Caroline (Old German), Charlotte (Old German), Karla (Greek, Old German) and Karolina (Slavic, Old German).


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

63 more alternative forms via Carly, Carol, Caroline, Charlotte, Karla, Karolina: Callie, Caralin, Caraline, Cari, Cariel, Carilis, Carlan, Carleen, Carlein, Carlen, Carlene, Carlin, Carlina, Carline, Carlita, Carllen, Carlyn, Carlyne, Carole, Carolee, Carolin, Carri, Carrie, Caryle, Charle, Charlie, Charline, Charlsie, Karaleen, Karalina, Karaline, Karalyn, Karel, Karelyn, Kari, Karilyn, Karleen, Karlein, Karlen, Karlena, Karlene, Karlicka, Karlika, Karlina, Karline, Karlinka, Karlita, Karlota, Karlote, Karlotte, Karlyne, Karlyta, Karol, Karole, Karolin, Karoline, Karolyn, Karolyne, Karryl, Karyl, Karyll, Kerril and Sharline.

Creative forms:
(female) Katlie, Krilie, ..

(male) Karkin, Karni, ..

Middle name pairings:
Karlie Ariane (K.A.), ..

How popular is Karlie?

Karlie is an uncommonly occurring first name for women. Karlie is an equally unusual last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Karlie entered the list in 1980-1989 and reached its top rank of #597 in the U.S. in the year 1994, and is presently at #815. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related girl names. Popular related forms of Karlie (#815 a year ago) are Callie (#196 a year ago), Cari, Carla (#873), Carlee (#768), Carleen, Carleigh (#1095), Carlene, Carley (#1106), Carli (#1521), Carlie (#1047), Carline, Carly (#389), Carlyn, Carol (#1768), Carole, Carolee, Carolin, Caroline (#62), Carri, Carrie (#1680), Charlie (#207), Charline, Charlotte (#9), Charlsie, Karel, Kari (#1817), Karla (#510), Karlee (#701), Karleen, Karleigh (#1096), Karlene, Karley (#1320), Karli (#1292), Karly (#1348), Karol, Karole, Karolina (#1712), Karoline (#1605), Karolyn and Karyl. Other forms, like Karlyta, are uncommon. Usage of these forms of Karlie was at its peak during the years 1940-1949 (average #1293) and is now much less (#1437, 63%), with forms such as Carly becoming less in vogue. Caroline is more familiar than the rest, though Charlotte is currently the top form.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Karlie, Callie, Cari, Carla, Carlee in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Carleen, Carleigh, Carlene, Carley, Carli in U.S.

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

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Carole, Carolee, Carolin, Caroline, Carri in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Carrie, Charlie, Charline, Charlotte, Charlsie in U.S.

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

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Karleigh, Karlene, Karley, Karli, Karly in U.S.

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

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

Similar Names

Karlie is pronounced similarly to Carlah, Carlia, Carlla, Corlee and Corlie. Other recommended names are Baylie, Cahlie, Cailie, Calie, Carie, Carle, Carmie, Darsie, Haelie, Hailie, Hallie, Harlee, Harlie, Haylie, Kacie, Kadie, Kaeli, Kaelin, Kaili, Kaitie, Kalia, Kalie, Kalin, Kallee, Kalli, Kandie, Karalee, Karene, Karie, Karin, Karis, Karlyn, Kasie, Kassie, Kathie, Katlin, Kaycie, Kayle, Kaylee, Kayli, Kaylie, Kaylin, Kayllie, Kaysie, Keelie, Keilie, Keylie, Koralie, Korie, Korrie, Kylie, Lallie, Mallie, Margie, Marjie, Markie, Marlie, Marlies, Marlin, Marlis, Marnie, Pearlie, Sallie, Sarie, Sharlie, Talie, Tallie, Vallie, Wallie and Zailie. These names tend to be more frequently used than Karlie.

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