Meaning and name origin
Karly \k(a)-rly, kar-ly\ as a girl's name is of Latin, Old German and Greek origin, and the meaning of Karly is "free man". Karly is a variant of Carly (Latin): feminine of Charles. Also a variant 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 is a somewhat popular first name for females (#3259 out of 4276, Top 76%) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (Source: 2000 U.S. Population Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Karly for girls. Karly reached its highest rank of #558 in the U.S. in 1992 (Source: 2014 Birth Name Statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Karly and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Charlotte (#10), Carly (#357), Karla (#504), Karlee (#693), Carlee (#829), Carla (#864), Karlie (#885), Carlie (#966), Karly, Karli, Carley, Carleigh, Carli and Karley. (Source: 2014 Birth Name Statistics).
Karly▼ is also pronounced similarly to Carely and Corly. Other suggested 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.