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What does Carley mean?

Carley Pronunciation of Carley as a boys' name (also used more generally as girls' name Carley) is of Middle English origin, and the meaning of Carley is "farmer's meadow". Place name. Also form of Carlyle.


ASSOCIATED WITH farmer, meadow


VARIANT Carleigh



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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. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Which version is better?

Carlyle is the only popular alternative form of Carley (NOT RANKED). Adoption of this relation of Carley was well-received during 1910-1919 (#643). (TOP 2000 NAMES, 2018)

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

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

Similar Names

Carley is pronounced similarly to Carlo, Carlow, Carlowe, Carly, Corley, Curley, Karli and Karlo. Other recommended sound-alike names are Bailey, Barkley, Barrey, Bayley, Cable, Cadbey (see Cadby), Caelen, Caily, Cale, Caleb, Carden, Carew, Carey, Carlsen, Carne, Carney, Carny, Carrey, Carrol, Carsen, Cary, Caryl, Casey, Cayleb, Charles, Charlie, Charly, Clarey, Colley, Corey, Corney, Correy, Cranley, Culley, Currey, Darbey, Darnley, Earle, Earley, Early, Farlee, Farley, Farly, Farrley (see Farley), Garlen, Garvey, Hadley, Hailey, Haley, Hanley, Harlee, Hartley, Harvey, Hawley, Hayley, Karney, Kayley, Marlen, Marley, Morley, Oakley, Paley, Parrey, Radley, Rawley, Sorley and Yarley. These names tend to be more frequently used than Carley.

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