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Meaning and Name Origin

Karly \k(a)-rly, kar-ly\ as a girls' name is of Latin, Old German and Greek origin, and the meaning of Karly is "free man". Karly is a form of Carly (Latin): feminine of Charles. Karly is also a form of Charlotte (Old German); French feminine diminutive of Charles: it was very common in the Middle Ages in France to make a pet form of a name by adding -ot on the end. Karly is also used as a variant of Karla (Greek, Old German).


Karly has 16 variants: Carla, Carlee, Carleigh, Carley, Carli, Carlie, Carlye, Karlah, Karlee, Karleigh, Karley, Karli, Karlie, Karlla, Karlye and Karrla.

Karly has 43 more related variations via Carly, Charlotte, Karla: Carleen, Carlene, Carline, Carlita, Carlota, Carlyne, Carlyta, Char, Chara, Charill, Charla, Charle, Charlet, Charlie, Charlot, Charly, Charlyne, Charo, Charty, Charyl, Cherlyn, Karleen, Karlene, Karlesha, Karletta, Karlicka, Karlika, Karline, Karlita, Karlota, Karlotta, Karlotte, Karlyne, Karlyta, Lola, Lotty, Sharel, Sharil, Sharla, Sharlet, Sharlot, Sharyl and Sherry.


Karly is a somewhat prominent first name for women (#3259 out of 4276, Top 76%) but an uncommon last name for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Shown below is the birth name popularity of Karly for girls. Karly was first listed in 1990 and reached its apex position of #558 in the U.S. in 1992, but is not found in the list at the moment. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Karly name in U.S.

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

Shown below is an analysis of the popularity of the girl name Karly and affiliated names. Popular related forms of Karly rated in the Top 1000 are Carla (#864 in 2014), Carlee (#829), Carleen, Carleigh, Carlene, Carley, Carli, Carlie (#966), Carly (#357), Charla, Charlie (#229), Charlotte (#10), Karla (#504), Karlee (#693), Karlene, Karley, Karli, Karlie (#885), Lola (#236), Sharla and Sherry. Usage of these girl names was at its most widespread in 1994 and is somewhat lower today, with forms like Carla, Carlee, Carley, Carlie and Karly becoming somewhat outmoded. The more fashionable birth names in this list are Carly (#357), Charlie (#229), Charlotte (#10), Karlee (#693) and Lola (#236), with Charlie, Charlotte and Lola enjoying a revival in popularity. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Carla, Carlee, Carleen, Carleigh, Carlene, Carley, Carli, Carlie, Carly, Charla in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Charlie, Charlotte, Karla, Karlee, Karlene, Karley, Karli, Karlie, Karly, Lola in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Sharla, Sherry in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Karly is alike in pronunciation to Carely and Corly. Other recommended similar baby names are Harly, Kally, Kaly, Karel, Karlyn, Karol, Karole, Karry, Karryl, Kary, Karyl and Karyll. These names tend to be less commonly used than Karly.