Carly

Carly - A very unique female name



  Aug 17,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Carly, meaning free man, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1969 on position #2569. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Carly and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Carly? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Carly. The baby girl name Carly was given to 1,083 baby girls in 2012, ranking #285 on the national girl baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 1,305 baby girls were given this name - making this a very unique female name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Carly peaked in popularity 24 years ago in 1995 on position 122.



Famous with this name

Carly Chaikin
Carly Stone
Carly Brooke


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Carly is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Carly is currently topping the baby name charts in Nebraska at position #105 - and is the least popular in Kansas at position #502.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Carly is where you live.


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Carly origin and meaning

Carly is a 5 letter name with 2 syllables. This name means free man. To see famous people named Carly, pop culture references for the name Carly and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Carly

We've found the following names that sound similar to Carly, sorted by popularity.

Carol / Cheryl / Carla / Carole / Carley / Charlie / Carlie / Carlee / Carli / Charla /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
2012285
2011247
2010216
2009215
2008198
2007261
2006252
2005199
2004177
2003181
2002206
2001177
2000170
1999171
1998140
1997137
1996124
1995122
1994138
1993136
1992134
1991137
1990163
1989178
1988175
1987196
1986224
1985202
1984202
1983220
1982212
1981270
1980321
1979348
1978387
1977502
1976524
1975574
1974490
1973649
19721569
19692569

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Nebraska105
Delaware110
Maine130
Mississippi135
Hawaii136
West Virginia142
North Dakota152
Kentucky162
Iowa167
Alaska202
Ohio206
Wisconsin208
Minnesota210
Missouri224
Michigan229
Maryland235
New Hampshire239
Pennsylvania253
Virginia253
Oregon258
Connecticut261
Tennessee267
Indiana268
Louisiana272
Oklahoma295
Arkansas296
New Jersey301
Utah303
Arizona314
Colorado315
New Mexico316
North Carolina318
Georgia323
Massachusetts325
South Carolina362
California370
New York373
Alabama377
Washington380
Florida385
Texas388
Illinois402
Kansas502

Even more about Carly


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Carly a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique female name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Carly?

2 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
1995
Peak year
Female


Popularity Score™

Name Carly
Gender Female
Popularity 1 in 1,305
Letter count 5
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1969
2012 births +1,083

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