Carly Name Meaning & Origin

Carly

Pronunciation: KAHR-lee (key)

Origin of the name Carly:

A feminine form of Carl and Charles, both of which are derived from the Old English ceorl (man, freeman, peasant). Var: Karla. Pet: Carley, Carli, Carly, Karley, Karli, Karly.

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

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Im river carley. the names old German and Irish, tend to be nomads. The blood lines o so we eat lean meat. Compound name from car short for cart and ley based on buying of horses and armor back in the day and the rocky lands they lived in at the time.See more female charlies then carlys these days by the way. Carleys Not feminine form of anything. Carls Carla and Charlies a girls name and if it had a famine form it be Charlet.

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Hey There!
I am the youngest of four kids and there's an eight year age gap between my closest sibling and me. When I was younger (4-11) I used to hate my name, I wanted a more common name like Rebecca or Sarah, but now I absolutely adore my name (12-15). In school I'm the only Carly there so there's never any confusion with other students and it's a name that's not easily forgotten! I couldn't imagine myself with a different name, to be honest and I'm extremely grateful to have a name such as Carly because it sets you apart from others and in my experience I've only ever come across 3 other Carlys!!
So yeah I LOVE My Name!!!!!
My Full Name - Carly Claire Casey Connolly.

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I always loved this name for a girl, and was considering it for my girl until I met the worst brat in the world (her mother spelled it Karleigh, but still...it ruined the name for me)

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