Origin:German
Popularity:1275
Meaning:Free woman
Any new parent would want their special baby girl to grow up to be independent-minded, friendly, and compassionate. Carly is a fitting choice, as this youthful name means "free woman." From German and Norse origins, Carly stems from the masculine form, Carl. Equally appealing alternatives like Carla, Karlie, and Cali may also appeal to a new parent in the market for a "K" sounding title. Powerful and popular name bearers include singer-songwriters Carly Simon and Carly Rae Jepsen, businesswoman and politician Carly Fiorina, and iCarly character Carly Shay, played by Miranda Cosgrove.

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Source: Social Security Administration

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