What does Karly mean?
Karly /kar-ly/ as a girls' name is of Latin and Old German origin, and the meaning of Karly is "free man". Karly is an alternate form of Carly (Latin): feminine of Charles. Karly is also a form of Charlotte (Old German). Karly is also used as a variant of Karla (Greek, Old German).
(female) Karlyla, Kasly, ..
(male) Karil, Karkay, ..
How popular is Karly?
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 1980-1989 and reached its apex position of #558 in the U.S. in 1992, and is at #1321 presently. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Shown below is an analysis of the usage of Karly and affiliated names. Carla (#864 in 2014), Carlee (#829), Carleigh (#1078), Carley (#1087), Carli (#1826), Carlie (#966), Carly (#357), Charla, Charlotte (#10), Charly (#1856), Karla (#504), Karlee (#693), Karleen, Karleigh (#1114), Karlene, Karley (#1409), Karli (#1252), Karlie (#885) and Sharla are the popular related forms of Karly (#1321 in 2014) rated in the Top 2000. Other forms, like Karlah, are uncommon. Usage of these forms of Karly was at its most widespread in 2013 (adoption of 0.95%) and has remained as conventional to this day (adoption 0.93%, ▼2%), but with forms like Carli becoming less stylish. Charlotte has been the most popular choice, although Karlie appears to be getting popular too.
Karly is alike in pronunciation to Carely, Carlah, Carlia, Carlla, Corley and Corly. Other recommended names are Arly, Cally, Caroly, Hadly, Haely, Hally, Harly, Kaala, Kacey, Kaela▼, Kaeley, Kaelyn, Kahla, Kahley, Kaila▼, Kaili, Kaity, Kala▼, Kaley, Kali▲, Kalle, Kalley, Kalli, Kally, Kaly, Kalyn▼, Kamlyn, Kandy, Kara▼, Karan, Karel, Karelyn, Karie, Karilyn, Karin▼, Karis, Karlen, Karlyn, Karlynn, Karol▼, Karole, Karolyn, Karon, Karra, Karri, Karry, Karryl, Karryn, Kary, Karyl, Karyll, Kasey▼, Kasy, Katey, Katla, Katy▼, Kayley▼, Kayli, Kaysy, Kealy, Korey, Laily, Lally, Mally, Sally▼, Sarely, Tally, Verly and Wally. These names tend to be less commonly used than Karly.