There may be dozens of ways to spell the baby name Carly, and this is one of them. While “K” variants of common names are hot right now, we haven't seen Karlie on the list of the top 1,000 baby names for girls in the United States since 2017. It was pretty popular throughout the 1990s, 2000s, and 2010s, however. Karlie pairs well with both classic and modern middle names.
Meaning of the name Karlie:
German: Free man
Origin of the name Karlie:
Karlie and all of its various spellings are considered derivations of the name Carla. Carla is the feminine version of Carl, which is derived from the name Charles. Charles has English, French, and German origins and means “free man.”
Symbolism of the name Karlie:
While the meaning “free man” held a different meaning back in the Middle Ages, many new parents may see Karlie as a symbol of freedom.
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Gender of the name Karlie:
Karlie is a girl's name.
Pronunciation of the name Karlie:
Number of syllables in the name Karlie:
Emotion evoked from the name Karlie:
The baby name Karlie evokes images of someone who is powerful and intuitive.
Alternative spellings for the name Karlie:
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Popularity of the name Karlie:
According to the Social Security Administration, Karlie was a top 1,000 baby name for girls in the United States between 1991 and 2017. It was most popular in 1994 when it ranked at number 597, and it last ranked at number 956 in 2017.
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Great middle names for Karlie and their meanings:
- Amelia (work)
- Diana (divine)
- Emma (universal)
- Rose (flower)
- Elise (pledged to God)
- Madison (son of Matthew)
- Megan (pearl)
- Dylan (son of the sea)
- Alice (noble)
Famous people with the name Karlie:
- Karlie Kloss (model)
- Karlie Hay (Miss Teen USA 2016)
- Karlie Noon (astronomer)
- Karlie Redd (rapper, model, actress)
- Karlie Samuselson (basketball player)
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