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What does Karlye mean?

Karlye Pronunciation of Karlye [kar-lye] as a girls' name is of Latin origin, and the meaning of the name Karlye is "free man". Karlye is a version of Carly (Latin): feminine of Charles.


Karlye has 11 variants: Carlee, Carleigh, Carley, Carli, Carlie, Carlye, Karlee, Karleigh, Karli, Karlie and Karly.

9 more alternative forms via Carly: Carleen, Carlene, Carline, Carlyne, Carlyta, Karlene, Karline, Karlita and Karlyta.

Creative forms:
(female) Kalye, Kaylye, ..

(male) Karke, Karte, ..

Middle name pairings:
Karlye Lettie (K.L.), ..

How popular is Karlye?

Karlye is an uncommonly occurring given name for females. Karlye is an equally uncommon surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Carly (#389 the previous year), Karlee (#701), Carlee (#768), Karlie (#815), Carlie (#1047), Carleigh (#1095), Karleigh (#1096), Carley (#1106), Karli (#1292), Karly (#1348), Carli (#1521), Carline, Carleen, Carlene and Karlene are the prominent related forms of Karlye (not ranked) appearing in the Top 2000. Other variants, like Carlye, are seldom used. These forms of Karlye were favored as baby names 2 decades ago (usage of 0.3%) and are now much less conventional (usage 0.1%, 51%), with forms like Carly falling out of fashion. Carlee, Karlie and Karlee are three of the more contemporarily stylish birth names among these. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Carlee, Carleen, Carleigh, Carlene, Carley in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Carli, Carlie, Carline, Carly, Karlee in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Karleigh, Karlene, Karli, Karlie, Karly in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Karlye is alike in pronunciation to Carely, Carla, Carlah, Carlia, Carlla, Corlee, Corlie, Corly, Karla, Karlah, Karley, Karlla and Karrla. Other recommended names are Carle, Carlyn, Carlyse, Darlyn, Earlie, Harlee, Harly, Kacye, Kaelee, Kaelie, Kahle, Kailie, Kailyn, Kalae, Kalee, Kalie, Kalle, Kallee, Kallie, Kally, Kaly, Kamlyn, Karalee, Karalyn, Karee, Karel, Karelyn, Karene, Karielle, Karilyn, Karine, Karleen, Karlen, Karlin, Karlote, Karlyn, Karlynn, Karmyn, Karol, Karole, Karrie, Karry, Karryl, Karryn, Kary, Karyn, Karyne, Karys, Katlyn, Katlyne, Kayle, Kaylee, Kaylie, Kaylyn, Kellye, Keryl, Koralie, Marlee, Marlie, Marlyn, Marlyne and Marlys. These names tend to be more commonly used than Karlye.

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