Etymology & Historical Origin of the Baby Name Karly

Karly is a slight alteration of Carly, ultimately derived from Carla. Carla is the female equivalent of the German masculine name Karl/Carl, which itself is the German version of the English Charles. The Germanic “karl” means “free man” so Karly essentially means “free woman”. In ancient times the Germanic term “karl” signified a “free” man but not one of nobility. Eventually Karla and Carla developed as the feminine forms of Karl and, in modern times (especially among Americans), the names Carly and Karly developed as more colloquial versions of Carla/Karla. The traditional female forms of Carl/Charles among English speakers are Caroline or Charlotte, but names like Carla, Carly and Charley developed as pet forms which eventually morphed into independently given names in the latter half of the 20th century. From there all sorts of respellings began to emerge (especially in the United States).

All About the Baby Name – Karly

Personality

OF THE GIRL NAME KARLY

The Master Number Twenty-Two combines the traits of Twos and Fours into a powerful force. The references to The Master Builder and "large undertakings" serve to underscore the massive potential of this personality. They are extremely capable and therefore almost always successful. Twenty-Twos are courageous leaders, innovative thinkers, extremely wise and highly organized. As such, they are able to manifest something of major importance that will have a lasting impact on this world. Master Numbers carry with them a great sense of responsibility, so it can be a burden. However, Twenty-Twos are executors and action-takers. Further, this personality exhibits traits of the Twos, which brings sensitivity, spirituality and harmony, so their endeavors are likely to benefit mankind in some capacity.

Popularity

OF THE GIRL NAME KARLY

The particular spelling of Karly first appeared on the American female naming charts in 1984 which is right around the time that Carly was showing promising usage as a name for baby girls. Today there is a ridiculous amount of spelling options available to American parents drawn to this laid back name (10 in all): Carly, Karlee, Carlee, Carlie, Carley, Karlie, Carleigh, Karly, Karley and Karli (pretty much in order of popularity). Names like Karly and Charlie are appealing to the non-traditional parents of baby girls who find their big sisters Caroline and Charlotte perhaps a bit too stuffy for their relaxed, no-nonsense tastes. No matter how you package this name, though, it’s decidedly “free” spirited and friendly.

Quick Facts

ON KARLY

GENDER:

Girl

ORIGIN:

American

NUMBER OF SYLLABLES:

2

RANKING POPULARITY:

990

PRONUNCIATION:

KAHR-lee

SIMPLE MEANING:

Free woman

Characteristics

OF KARLY

The Master Builder

Leader

Large Undertakings

Confidence

Discipline

Organization

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OF THE BABY NAME KARLY

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ON KARLY

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Famous People

NAMED KARLY

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NAMED KARLY

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Historic Figures

WITH THE NAME KARLY

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