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What does Karly mean?

Karly /kar-ly/ [2 sylls.] as a girls' name is of Latin, Old German and Greek 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).


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.

Kreatif forms: Krily, Kryly. [more]

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 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 usage of Karly and affiliated names. 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 are the popular related forms of Karly rated in the Top 1000. Forms like Sharel are uncommon. Usage of these girl names was at its most widespread in 1994 (usage of 0.3082%) and is somewhat lower today (usage 0.2012%, down 34.7%), 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), and there is a revival in baby name popularity for Charlie, Charlotte and Lola. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Karly, Carla, Carlee, Carleen, Carleigh in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Carlene, Carley, Carli, Carlie, Carly in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Charla, Charlie, Charlotte, Karla, Karlee in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Karlene, Karley, Karli, Karlie, 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.