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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Carley

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  1. A female given name, a less common spelling of Carly.

Notable Persons Named Carley

Carley Stenson is an actress/performer. She was most active from 2000 to present. Carley was given the name Carley Anne Stenson on September 22nd, 1982 in Higher End.

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Carley was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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Carley Mijović is a basketball player for the Perth Lynx, Australian Institute of Sport (WNBL team), Dandenong Rangers, University of Canberra Capitals, and Adelaide Lightning in the Women's National Basketball League. They have had major accomplishments since 2009. Carley was born on August 1st, 1994 in Melbourne.

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Carley Garner is a commodity market strategist, broker, commodity broker, and commodity market strategist andbroker.

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Carley Barber is an athlete for the Exeter City L.F.C.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Carley

Christopher Carley is an actor. Christopher was given the name Christopher Murphy Carley on May 31st, 1978 in Suffern, New York, U.S. Christopher is also known as Carley and Christopher Murphy.

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Kathleen Mary Carley is a in the fields of social network analysis, computational sociology, telecommunication policy, and biosecurity. Kathleen was born in 1956 in Pueblo, Colorado.

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George was born on September 24th, 1938.

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Christopher T. Carley is a businessperson.

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Isabel was given the name Isabel McNeill on December 4th, 1918 in Chicago, Illinois, US. She breathed her last breath on July 14th, 2011.

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How popular is the baby name Carley in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1912 5 0 5
1913 5 0 5
1914 9 0 9
1915 9 0 9
1916 8 0 8
1917 9 0 9
1919 5 0 5
1920 15 0 15
1921 12 5 7
1922 26 21 5
1923 17 8 9
1924 34 23 11
1925 16 9 7
1926 34 26 8
1927 29 18 11
1928 16 6 10
1929 13 13 0
1930 22 14 8
1931 19 12 7
1932 15 15 0
1933 25 14 11
1934 13 6 7
1935 13 6 7
1936 15 9 6
1937 18 12 6
1938 24 9 15
1939 21 15 6
1940 26 12 14
1941 18 9 9
1942 18 9 9
1943 17 8 9
1944 7 0 7
1945 13 5 8
1946 15 8 7
1947 9 9 0
1948 21 6 15
1949 12 12 0
1950 17 10 7
1951 13 5 8
1952 10 5 5
1953 16 9 7
1954 12 7 5
1955 12 6 6
1956 18 10 8
1957 16 8 8
1958 10 5 5
1959 7 0 7
1961 8 8 0
1963 8 8 0
1964 5 5 0
1965 5 5 0
1967 6 6 0
1969 6 6 0
1971 7 7 0
1972 24 19 5
1973 37 37 0
1974 61 61 0
1975 40 40 0
1976 72 72 0
1977 69 69 0
1978 71 65 6
1979 73 73 0
1980 84 84 0
1981 120 112 8
1982 149 149 0
1983 158 158 0
1984 180 180 0
1985 176 176 0
1986 209 209 0
1987 227 221 6
1988 258 258 0
1989 234 229 5
1990 276 271 5
1991 498 498 0
1992 621 615 6
1993 589 589 0
1994 603 603 0
1995 624 618 6
1996 703 703 0
1997 694 694 0
1998 717 712 5
1999 602 602 0
2000 687 687 0
2001 607 607 0
2002 572 572 0
2003 537 537 0
2004 575 567 8
2005 628 628 0
2006 534 534 0
2007 562 562 0
2008 488 488 0
2009 399 399 0
2010 360 360 0
2011 291 291 0
2012 272 272 0
2013 292 292 0
2014 235 235 0
2015 234 234 0
2016 171 171 0
2017 146 146 0

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Popularity of Carley as a first name

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Popularity of Carley as a last name

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Common last names for Carley

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Carley U.S.
  White 87.97% 64.26%
  African American 4.71% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.78% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 1.19% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.45% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 3.89% 16.26%

Of Last Name Carley

People with the last name Carley are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Carley

  • How Popular is the name Carley? Carley is the 1,866th most popular name of all time. As a last name Carley was the 6,886th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Carley have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 16,538 babies born with the first name Carley in the United States. That's more than enough people named Carley to occupy the territory of Anguilla (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 15,236 (as of July 1, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Carley? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1912 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Carley first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Carley is Saturday, March 18th, 1876.
  • What year had the most people named Carley born? The highest recorded use of the first name Carley was in 1998 with a total of 712 babies.
  • Random Carley Factoid: According to the 1991 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Carley is not a popular baby girl's name in Texas. Imagine that, only 32 babies in Texas have the same name as you in 1991.
  • Weird things about the name Carley: Your name in reverse order is Yelrac. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Lrayce. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Carley? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 4,880 people with the last name Carley.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Carley? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 2 of them will have Carley as their last name.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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