Feminine diminutive of Carl
"free man"

Carly Origin and Meaning

The name Carly is girl's name meaning "free man".
Though a couple of its more "creative" spellings—Carli and Karlee, for example—are still on the rise, this feminine form of Carl, popularized by singer Carly Simon in the 1970s, could by no stretch be considered fashionable. Despite its decline, the name has still seen some use in the entertainment industry, from Nickelodeon's iCarly to Canadian pop singer Carly Rae Jepsen.
# 663 in the US

Carly Rank in US Top 1000

Carly Popularity

20 Names Similar to Carly

These 20 names were selected by our users that were looking for other names like Carly.

Famous People Named Carly

  • Carly Elisabeth SimonAmerican singer,songwriter
  • Carly Rae JepsenCanadian singer
  • Carly Rose SonenclarAmerican singer
  • Cara Carleton "Carly" (Sneed) FiorinaAmerican politician; former CEO of Hewlett,Packard
  • Carly PopeCanadian actress
  • Carly BindingNew Zealand singer of group TrueBliss
  • Carly BoothScottish golfer
  • Carly Hannah ChaikinAmerican actress
  • Carly CraigAmerican actress
  • Carly FoulkesCanadian model and actress
  • Carly GullicksonAmerican tennis player
  • Carly HillmanEnglish actress
  • Carly Rae PattersonAmerican Olympic gymnast and singer
  • Carly PiperAmerican Olympic swimmer
  • Carly HuntEnglish footballer
  • Carly McKillipCanadian actress and musician
  • Carly Brook SchroederAmerican actress
  • Carly Sarah SmithsonIrish singer,songwriter of band We Are the Fallen
  • Carly MilneCanadian journalist and author
  • Carly ParadisCanadian composer
  • Carly FlynnNew Zealand TV journalist
  • Carly Calder ColeEnglish reality TV personality and fitness trainer
  • Carly Mitchell TelfordEnglish footballer
  • Carly PaigeAmerican child actress & model
  • Carly ArmstrongLawson (b. 1979), daughter of model Twiggy and actor Michael Witney; adopted daughter of actor Leigh Lawson
  • Carly Ritter (b. 1982)daughter of actor John Ritter
  • Carly Anne Melb Kenneally (b. 1989)daughter of TV personality Shaynna Blaze
  • Carolynn Elizabeth "Carly" Davis (b. 2009placed for adoption), biological daughter of reality TV personality Catelynn Lowell and Tyler Baltierra

Carly in Pop Culture

  • Carlotta "Carly" Shaymain character on TV's "iCarly"
  • Carlymain character in film "StreetDance 3D"
  • Carly Witwickycharacter in the Transformers series
  • Carly Wickscharacter on British soap "EastEnders"
  • Caroline Leigh "Carly" Corinthoscharacter on American soap "General Hospital"
  • Carly Manningcharacter on American soap "Days of our Lives"
  • Carly Morrischaracter on Australian soap "Home and Away"
  • Carly Snydercharacter on American soap "As the World Turns"
  • Carly Cattocharacter on Disney's Backstage
  • Carly Morgancharacter on TV's "Mako Mermaids"