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62k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
161
in the U.S.
in 2010

Carly

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How popular is the baby 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 683 675 8
1980 752 752 0
1981 936 926 10
1982 1,261 1,250 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 1,610 1,597 13
1989 1,565 1,554 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 2,270 2,264 6
1999 1,826 1,826 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 1,328 1,322 6
2008 1,683 1,683 0
2009 1,507 1,507 0
2010 1,439 1,439 0
2011 1,274 1,274 0
2012 1,109 1,109 0
2013 1,016 1,016 0
2014 915 915 0
2015 839 839 0

Fun Facts about the name Carly

  • How many people with the first name Carly have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 61,710 babies born with the first name Carly in the United States. That's more than enough people named Carly to occupy the territory of Greenland (Denmark) with an estimated population of 56,749 (as of January 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Carly? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1951 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Carly first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Carly is Monday, November 15th, 1886.
  • What year had the most people named Carly born? The highest recorded use of the first name Carly was in 1995 with a total of 2,583 babies. That's a lot of babies named Carly!
  • Random Carly Factoid: According to the 2006 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Carly ranks 90th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Delaware. Imagine that, 11 babies in Delaware have the same name as you in 2006.
  • Weird things about the name Carly: Your name in reverse order is Ylrac. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Cylra. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Carly? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 161 people with the last name Carly.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Carly? Carly is one of the most unique last names recorded.
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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Carly U.S.
  White 85.09% 64.26%
  African American 8.70% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 3.11% 16.26%

Of Last Name Carly

People with the last name Carly are most frequently White

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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.

A feminine form of Carl, taken to use in the latter half of the 20th century, also a pet form of Carla, Carlene and Carlotta.

  1. A female given name.

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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Other Inspirations for the Name Carly

Carly Fiorina Debate
Carly Rae Jepsen
Carly Rose Sonenclar
Carly Aquilino
Carly Chaikin
Carly For America
Carly Rae I Really Like You
Carly Rae Jepsen Emotion

What does the name Carly mean?

Cis for comic, laughter is your tonic.

Ais for affectionate, to those that matter most to you

Ris for relish, you seek a challenge.

Lis for lofty, your ambitions are high!

Yis for yippee, and the things that inspire you to yell it

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