What does Carley mean?
Carley /car-ley/ [2 sylls.] as a boys' name (also used as girls' name Carley) is of Middle English origin, and the meaning of Carley is "farmer's meadow". Place name.
Carley has 1 variant: Carleigh.
Affiliated boy name: Carlyle.Kreatif forms: Caeley, Caerwley. [more]
How popular is Carley?
Carley is a rare first name for males but a very popular last name for both adults and children (#6345 out of 150436, Top 4%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Below is a graphed comparison of the popularity of the boy name Carley and corresponding names. Carlyle is the only popular alternative form of Carley (not ranked). Adoption of this boy name reached its most widespread during 1920-1929 (usage of 0.318%) and has become much lower since, with Carlyle becoming less trendy. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)
Carley is pronounced similarly to Carlo▼, Carlow, Carly, Corley and Curley. Other recommended similar baby names are Cailey, Caley, Carel, Carey▼, Carl▼, Carney, Carrey, Charley▼, Charly, Earley, Farley, Harley▼, Marley, Warley and Yarley. These names tend to be more frequently used than Carley.