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What does Karly mean?

Karly Pronunciation of 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).


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

15 more relations via Carly, Charlotte, Karla: Carlyne, Carlyta, Charla, Charle, Charly, Charty, Karleen, Karlene, Karlika, Karline, Karlita, Karlota, Karlyne, Karlyta and Sharla.

Creative forms:
(female) Kasly, Laly, ..

(male) Karil, Karkay, ..

Middle name pairings:
Karly Tatum (K.T.), ..

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)

Karly was first listed in 1980-1989 and reached its apex position of #558 in the U.S. in 1992, and is at #1348 presently. (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related girl names. Carla (#873 in 2015), Carlee (#768), Carleigh (#1095), Carley (#1106), Carli (#1521), Carlie (#1047), Carly (#389), Charla, Charlotte (#9), Charly, Karla (#510), Karlee (#701), Karleen, Karleigh (#1096), Karlene, Karley (#1320), Karli (#1292), Karlie (#815) and Sharla are the popular related forms of Karly (#1348 in 2015) 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 0.95%), but with forms like Carla becoming less stylish. Charlotte has been the most popular choice, although Karlie appears to be getting popular too.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Karly, Carla, Carlee, Carleigh, Carley in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Carli, Carlie, Carly, Charla, Charlotte in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Charly, Karla, Karlee, Karleen, Karleigh in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Karlene, Karley, Karli, Karlie, Sharla in U.S.

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

Similar Names

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.

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