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The baby name Carlee is simply an alternative spelling of Carly, both of which were inspired by Carla. It's most common in the United States and Canada, though it's been falling out of favor in recent years. It reached the height of popularity during the 1990s and 2000s. Choose Carlee for your daughter, and she'll have several inspiring athletes who share her name to look up to.

Meaning of the name Carlee:

German: Free man

Origin of the name Carlee:

Carlee is an American name, but it's derived from the German name Carla, which is a feminine version of the masculine name Carl or Karl.

Symbolism of the name Carlee:

Carlee's meaning is “free man,” which mostly referred to the common man back during the Middle Ages. However, its origins actually inspired the names of many members of royalty throughout history. Some new parents may find symbolism here.

Style of the name Carlee:

Modern

Gender of the name Carlee:

Carlee is a girl's name.

Pronunciation of the name Carlee:

KAHR-lee

Number of syllables in the name Carlee:

Two

Emotion evoked from the name Carlee:

The baby name Carlee evokes images of someone who is outgoing and enjoys socializing.

Alternative spellings for the name Carlee:

Nicknames for the name Carlee:

  • Car
  • Carl
  • Lee 
  • Leelee

Popularity of the name Carlee:

Carlee was a top 1,000 baby name for girls in the United States between 1991 and 2017. It last ranked at number 985 in 2017, according to the Social Security Administration.

Related names for the name Carlee:

Great middle names for Carlee and their meanings:

Famous people with the name Carlee:

  • Carlee Beattie (Paralympic long jumper)
  • Carlee Campbell (ice hockey player)
  • Carlee McManus (actress)
  • Carlee Hoffman (Paralympic basketball player)
  • Carlee Taylor (cyclist)

Carlees in popular culture:

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