Gender: Female Origin of Carleigh: Spelling variation of Carly

Carleigh Origin and Meaning

The name Carleigh is a girl's name .

Carleigh, a fancier way of spelling Carly, reflects the trend toward trying to make an ordinary name more special by fiddling with the spelling. Yes, Leigh is a feminine way to spell Lee, so Carleigh is theoretically an acceptable way to spell Carly, but it doesn't really work that way. People will wonder: is it Car-lay? Car-lee-uh? And your child will forever have to spell her name. Stick with Carly....or better, Carla or Carlin, or better yet, Charlotte or Caroline.

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Joy Sampson Says:


I named my daughter CARLEIGH because that is the original spelling in history. CARLY, is just the lazy spelling. My daughter is now 5 and she has been spelling her name correctly for 2 years. It's not that deep. If you have a long name, Matthew, Alexander, Carolyn, Annabelle.. It's still long, you have to spell that too. Moral of the story, name your child whatever you want.

Paris Alvey Says:


I like the name!! I saw the name spelled Karleigh, and would like it better with a C

Theodora_Phoenix Says:


This spelling does make Carly more complete, but yeah, she'll be spelling her name out a lot.

scblovesnames Says:


I saw this spelling and at first didn't like it, but started to prefer this for the middle and Carly for the first, but this longer spelling goes better with our surname, without a middle name. It makes it look full rather then a nickname.

DreamCatcher007 Says:


My husband and I chose this name for our angel baby, Carleigh Hope. My husband loved the name Carly, and back then we were younger and I really liked the -leigh ending on some names.. I didn't really care for the name at the time though. When our daughter was born when I was only 19 weeks pregnant, I told my husband exactly what I wanted her name to be. And it honestly shocked him at first because he knew that I didn't care for the name.. It grew on me, and it is a beautiful name. I only wish that she was here with us, and her younger brother.. She would have been 5 years old this year.