[ 2 syll. car-ly, ca-rly ] The baby girl name Carly is also used as a boy name, though the use for girls is far more popular. It is pronounced KAARLiy- †. Carly's language of origin is Germanic and it is predominantly used in English.
In addition, Carly is a familiar form (English) of the English, German, Italian, Portuguese, Latin, and Scandinavian Carla.
Carly is also a familiar form (English) of the English, French, and Scandinavian Caroline.
Carly is also a form (English) of the French, German, Dutch, English, and Scandinavian Charlotte.
Carly has 25 forms. Forms of the name include Carle, Carlea, Carleah, Carleen, Carleh, Carlene, Carline, Carlita, Carlyne, Karlee, Karlene, Karley, Karli, Karlie, Karline, and Karlita. Other English forms include the spelling variants Carlee, Carleigh, Carley, Carli, Carlie, Carlye, Karleigh, Karly, and Karlye.
Carly is a rather popular baby girl name. The name grew in popularity from the 1970s up to the 1990s; prior to that, it was of only irregular use. At the modest height of its usage in 1995, 0.134% of baby girls were named Carly. It was #122 in rank then. The baby name has seen a drop in frequency since then. In 2018, it ranked at #483 with a usage of 0.035%, but it was nevertheless the 3rd most popular after Charlotte and Caroline, within all girl names in its family. Charlotte was 20 times more commonly used than Carly in 2018. In the last century Carly has primarily been a baby girl name.
Baby names that sound like Carly include Carlee, Carleigh, Carley, Carli, Carlie, Carlye, Karlee, Karley, Karli, Karlie, Karly, Karlye, Caral, Carall, Carel, Carell, Carely, Carill, Carla, and Carleh.
† Pronunciation for Carly: K as in "key (K.IY)" ; AA as in "odd (AA.D)" ; R as in "race (R.EY.S)" ; L as in "lay (L.EY)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)"
A famous person named Carly is Carly Simon, Singer, born Carly Elisabeth Simon June 25, 1945, Riverdale, Bronx, New York.