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Carly (boy)

What does Carly mean?

Carly Pronunciation of Carly [car-ly] as a boys' name (also used more regularly as girls' name Carly) is an Old English name, and the name Carly means "little champion; fort at Luguvalium". Carly is an alternate spelling of Carlin (Irish, Gaelic): comedian George Carlin. Carly is also a form of Carlyle (Old English): place name and surname.

Associated with: old english, little, champion.


Carly has 1 variant: Carley.

2 more relations via Carlin, Carlyle: Carlile and Carling.

Creative forms:
(male) Canly, Caoly, ..

(female) Caral, Carca, ..

Middle name pairings:
Carly Franco (C.F.), ..

How popular is Carly?

Carly is an uncommonly occurring first name for men but a somewhat prominent surname for both adults and children (#95091 out of 150436, Top 63%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related boy names. Carlin and Carlyle are the prominent variation forms of Carly (not ranked). These forms of Carly reached the top of their popularity during 1910-1919 (usage of 0.01%). (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Carlin, Carlyle in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Carly is alike in pronunciation to Carlo, Carlow, Carlowe, Corley, Curley, Karli and Karlo. Other suggested similar names are Bayly, Birly, Cadby, Cael, Caile, Cailey, Caily, Cal, Cale, Caley, Callys, Callyx, Camry, Canby, Carel, Carew, Carey, Carl, Carlos, Carne, Carney, Carny, Caroll, Caron, Carr, Carrey, Carwyn, Cary, Caryl, Caryll, Casey, Cayle, Charley, Charls, Charly, Clarey, Clarry, Coakly (see Coakley), Corby, Corey, Corry, Corty, Cranly (see Cranley), Croy, Cully, Curry, Daily, Daly, Early, Erly, Farly, Farnly (see Farnley), Hadly, Hagly, Hanly, Harly, Hawly, Hurly, Karoly, Manly, Marly, Morly, Oakly, Pauly, Radly, Wadly, Wally and Yardly. These names tend to be more frequently used than Carly.

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