US Popularity:1511
Meaning:Free man
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 man." 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.

Carly Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Carly is currently #1761 on The Bump
Girl:Carly is currently #1251 on The Bump Girl Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Carly is currently #1511 in U.S. births
Girl:Carly is currently #784 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2023
- 7
from 2022
In comparison to the previous year's data
  • Name Doctor, Carly

  • WordSense, Carly

  • WordSense, Karl

  • Behind the Name, Carly, January 2022

  • Behind the Name, Charles, December 2022

  • Online Etymology Dictionary, Karl

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