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Karli is one of the many spelling variations of Carly. It is not as popular as the original, however, only ranking as a top 1,500 name. As of this year, Karli is number 1,493 for girls.

Meaning of the name Karli:

German: free man

Origin of the name Karli:

Karli is a spelling alternative to Carly. Carly is the feminine variation of Carl, which is the German form of Charles. Charles comes from the ancient Germanic option, Karl, and it existed as early as the first century. Charles the Great was the real name of Charlemagne, for instance.

Symbolism of the name Karli:

Karli means “free man” since it dates back to the ancient Germanic name, Karl. Karl, Charles, Carly, and Carl all have this meaning.

Style of the name Karli:


Gender of the name Karli:

Karli is a lively name for girls.

Pronunciation of the name Karli:


Number of syllables in the name Karli:


Emotion evoked from the name Karli:

Karli is a name that is full of life and spunky. It has a fun personality and a joyous presence.

Alternative spellings for the name Karli:

Nicknames for the name Karli:

  • Kar
  • Kar Kar
  • KK
  • Li
  • Lili
  • Karls
  • Karl

Popularity of the name Karli:

Karli was a top 1,000 choice from 1987 to 2010, coming in at rank 932 in 2010. This option did its best in 1994 at number 559. In comparison, Carly is still a top 700 option, and Karly was a top 1,000 name until 2013.

Related names for the name Karli:

Great middle names for Karli and their meanings:

  • Eliza (my God is an oath)
  • Xena (guest, stranger)
  • Juniper (young)
  • Maeve (purple flower, queen)
  • Mikayla (who is like God?)
  • Renee (reborn)
  • Imogen (maiden, innocent)
  • Fallon (superiority, descended from a ruler)

Famous people with the name Karli:

  • Karli Dinardo (actress, “West Side Story”)
  • Karli (news reporter)
  • Karli Kloss (model)
  • Karli Reese (YouTube star)

Karlis in popular culture:

  • Karli (character on “Sesame Street”)
  • Karli (character from “Vinland Saga” manga)
  • Karli Morgenthau (character from Marvel comics)
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