Etymology & Historical Origin of the Baby Name Carlie

Carlie is a modern English/American female form of the male name Carl which comes from the German “Karl” meaning “[free] man”. The masculine name indicated a free man but not one of nobility. Carlie is essentially a diminutive form of the female equivalent Carla and therefore means “little [free] woman”. Carlie is one of several variations of the name in circulation right now, particularly in North America and occasionally in Australia. Carla became Carly which then turned into Carlee, Carlie, Carleigh, etc. Like Jessie, Allie, Millie, and Charlie, Carlie is a very informal name.

All About the Baby Name – Carlie

Personality

OF THE GIRL NAME CARLIE

The Three energy is powerful and enthusiastic. These personalities are cheerful, full of self-expression, and often quite emotional. They have an artistic flair and "gift-of-gab" that makes them natural entertainers. Their joyfulness bubbles over, and their infectious exuberance draws a crowd. The Three personality is like a child - forever young and full of delight. They are charming, witty, and generally happy people. The Three personality lives in the "now" and has a spontaneous nature. Threes seem to live with a bright and seemingly unbreakable aura that attracts others to them. In turn, they are deeply loyal and loving to their friends and family. Luck also has a tendency to favor number Threes.

Popularity

OF THE GIRL NAME CARLIE

Carlie actually saw the light of day on the American female naming charts way back in 1883. But that was it; just that one year. She did not reappear on the charts again until 1984 and had her best moments in the 1990s and early 2000s. Now that there’s a lot of “Carlie” competition on the charts, this form of the name has become one of the lesser used. Carlie and Carlee are probably the most cutesy of all the spellings while Carly and Carley are more straight-forward. The latest, Carleigh, is reserved for the flamboyant parent. There’s also all the Karlie variations with a “K”. Lots of spelling choices for this one! In all cases, Carlie is a laid-back name. It’s approachable, friendly and relaxed. Like most pet forms and diminutives turned independently given names, Carlie is a choice for the non-traditional. Caroline and Charlotte are the more time-honored, formal female forms of Carl/Charles.

Quick Facts

ON CARLIE

GENDER:

Girl

ORIGIN:

American

NUMBER OF SYLLABLES:

2

RANKING POPULARITY:

871

PRONUNCIATION:

KAR-lee

SIMPLE MEANING:

Little [free] woman

Characteristics

OF CARLIE

Communicative

Creative

Optimistic

Popular

Social

Dramatic

Happy

Cultural References to the Baby Name – Carlie

Literary Characters

OF THE BABY NAME CARLIE

We cannot find any significant literary characters by the name of Carlie

Popular Songs

ON CARLIE

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Famous People

NAMED CARLIE

Carlie Brucia (victim after whom "Carlie's Law" was written)

Children of Famous People

NAMED CARLIE

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Historic Figures

WITH THE NAME CARLIE

We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Carlie