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What does Karli mean?

Karli Pronunciation of Karli [kar-li] as a name for boys (also used more regularly as girls' name Karli) is of Old German derivation, and Karli means "free man". Karli is an alternate spelling of Karl (Old German): German version of Charles.


Karli has 1 variant: Karlo.

13 more alternative forms via Karl: Carl, Kale, Karel, Karlan, Karle, Karlens, Karlin, Karlos, Karlton, Karol, Karoly, Karrel and Karson.

Creative forms:
(male) Kerli, Kurli, ..

(female) Kardi, Karti, ..

Middle name pairings:
Karli Ever (K.E.), ..

How popular is Karli?

Karli is an unusual given name for men but a somewhat prominent last name for both adults and children (#91801 out of 150436, Top 61%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Carl (#600 in recent rankings), Kale (#1100), Karl (#1082), Karlos, Karlton, Karol and Karson (#293) are the popular varying forms of Karli (not ranked) rated in the Top 2000. Usage of these relations of Karli was well-received among parents during the years 1910-1919 (adoption of 0.8%) and is now much lower (adoption 0.1%, down 86.6%), with versions such as Carl becoming less stylish. Karson is the most fashionable boy name among these. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Carl, Kale, Karl, Karlos, Karlton in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Karol, Karson in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Carl, Karl outside U.S.

Similar Names

Karli is pronounced similarly to Carley, Carlo, Carlow and Carly. Other suggested similar names are Dorli (see Dor), Hali, Harli, Kael, Kaelin, Kahlil, Kai, Kail, Kaile, Kaimi, Kalil, Kalin, Karam, Kari, Karim, Karmeli, Karmi, Karny (see Kearney), Karolik (see Charles), Karr, Kasi, Katlin, Kauai, Kawai, Kayle, Kori, Pali, Pauli and Vali. These names tend to be more frequently used than Karli.

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