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61k
in the U.S.
since 1880

Carly

  • Gender: Girl
  • Origin: American
  • #858 All Time
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How popular is the name "Carly" in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1951 6 6 0
1952 7 7 0
1953 5 5 0
1958 6 6 0
1960 5 5 0
1969 8 8 0
1971 6 6 0
1972 75 75 0
1973 246 240 6
1974 371 371 0
1975 319 319 0
1976 345 345 0
1977 401 401 0
1978 550 550 0
1979 682 674 8
1980 752 752 0
1981 936 926 10
1982 1,260 1,249 11
1983 1,159 1,159 0
1984 1,329 1,322 7
1985 1,317 1,310 7
1986 1,203 1,189 14
1987 1,412 1,412 0
1988 1,609 1,596 13
1989 1,566 1,555 11
1990 1,784 1,777 7
1991 2,346 2,338 8
1992 2,473 2,467 6
1993 2,371 2,364 7
1994 2,331 2,323 8
1995 2,583 2,583 0
1996 2,516 2,511 5
1997 2,340 2,335 5
1998 2,268 2,262 6
1999 1,827 1,827 0
2000 1,961 1,961 0
2001 1,839 1,833 6
2002 1,590 1,590 0
2003 1,762 1,762 0
2004 1,934 1,925 9
2005 1,747 1,747 0
2006 1,350 1,350 0
2007 1,327 1,321 6
2008 1,683 1,683 0
2009 1,507 1,507 0
2010 1,437 1,437 0
2011 1,274 1,274 0
2012 1,108 1,108 0
2013 1,015 1,015 0
2014 909 909 0

Want to know about the populiarty of Carly? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 60,857 babies born with the name Carly in the United States. That's more than enough Carlies to occupy the territory of Greenland (Denmark) with an estimated population of 56,749 (as of January 1, 2012). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1951 when it was given to 6 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Carly" was in 1995 with a total of 2,583 babies. (That's a lot of baby Carlies)

According to the 1995 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Carly" ranks #64 in popularity as a baby girl's name in New Jersey. Imagine that, 157 babies in New Jersey have the same name as you in 1995. Across the entire United States a total of 2,583 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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Where is the name Carly popular?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Carly" mean? The list below shows the origins of Carly as well as things modernly associated with the name Carly such as celebrities named Carly.

American

Origin and Meaning of Carly

The name "Carly" is of American origin, and it means "Diminutive form of Carlotta". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Carly Fiorina

Carly Fiorina is an officeholder. Carly was born in 1954 as Cara Carleton Sneed in Austin, Texas, United States.

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Carly Simon

Carly Simon is a singer-songwriter, musician, actress, and writer specializing in pop rock, soft rock, folk, and adult contemporary music with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1964 to present. Carly was born in 1945 as Carly Elisabeth Simon in New York City, New York, United States.

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Carly Pope

Carly Pope is an actress with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1996 to 2014. Carly was born in 1980 in Vancouver, British Columbia.

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Carly Schroeder

Carly Schroeder is an actress with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1995 to present. Carly was born in 1990 as Carly Brook Schroeder in Valparaiso, Indiana, U.S.

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Carly Patterson

Carly Patterson is a gymnast. Carly was born in 1988 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, U.S.

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Carly Colón

Carly Colón is a professional wrestler. Carly was born in 1979 as Carlos Edwin Colon Jr. in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

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Alternative Meanings

C is for calm, a pleasant trait.

A is for accord, the harmony you spread.

R is for rational, the way you think.

L is for life, that you live so well.

Y is for young, the years never show!

Your name in reverse order is "Ylrac". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Ralyc". How do you pronounce that?

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

Past life for Carly born Sep 17, 1927

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Philippines approximately on 700. Your profession was builder of houses, temples, and cathedrals.

As a ruthless character, you carefully weighed your decisions in critical situations, with excellent self-control and strong will. Generally liked, but not always loved. Your lesson - to combat violence and disharmony in our world, to understand its roots and origins. All global problems have similar origins.

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