Gender Feminine
Usage English
Pronounced Pron. KAHR-lee  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

Feminine form of Carl. A famous bearer is the American singer Carly Simon (1945-), who inspired a rise in popularity in this name in the 1970s.

Related Names

Other Languages & CulturesCharlize(Afrikaans) Carla(Catalan) Karla, Karolina(Croatian) Karla, Karolína(Czech) Caroline, Karla, Karoline(Danish) Carla, Carlijn, Carola, Carolien, Caroline, Karlijn(Dutch) Karoliina(Estonian) Karoliina(Finnish) Carole, Caroline(French) Carla, Carola, Carolin, Caroline, Karla, Karola, Karolina, Karoline(German) Karola, Karolina(Hungarian) Carla, Carola, Carolina(Italian) Karolina(Lithuanian) Karolina(Macedonian) Caroline, Karla, Karoline(Norwegian) Karola, Karolina(Polish) Carla, Carolina(Portuguese) Karolína(Slovak) Karolina(Slovene) Carla, Carolina(Spanish) Carola, Carolina, Caroline, Karla, Karolina(Swedish)


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Entry updated January 21, 2022