Carly

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Origin and Meaning of Carly

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     English
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     German
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  • A user from Ohio, United States says the name Carly is of English origin and means "Curious and witty.".
  • According to a user from New Jersey, United States, the name Carly means "Little and strong".
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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.

Notable Persons Named Carly

Carly Rae Jepsen is a pop music, pop rock, electropop, dance-pop, and folk music musician. Her ongoing career started in 2007. Carly was born on November 21st, 1985 in Mission, British Columbia, Canada.

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Carly Simon is a pop rock, soft rock, and folk music singer-songwriter, musician, actress, and writer. She plays Guitar, Piano, and Vocals. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1964 to present. Carly was given the name Carly Elisabeth Simon on June 25th, 1945 in New York, United States.

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Carly Chaikin is an actress. She was most prominent from 2009 to present. Carly was given the name Carly Hannah Chaikin on March 26th, 1990 in Santa Monica, California, U.S. Carly is also known as Chaikin and Carly Hannah.

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Carly Fiorina is a CEO of Hewlett-Packard and CEOofHewlett-Packard. Carly was born on September 6th, 1954 in Austin, Texas.

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Carly Colón is a wrestler. Carly was born on February 21st, 1979 in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

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Carly Rose Sonenclar is a contemporary r&b, soul music, and pop music musician. She was most active from 2012 to present. Carly was born on April 20th, 1999 in New York City, New York, U.S.

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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
1969 8 8 0
1971 6 6 0
1972 74 74 0
1973 246 240 6
1974 371 371 0
1975 318 318 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 1,160 1,160 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 1,748 1,748 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 1,275 1,275 0
2012 1,110 1,110 0
2013 1,017 1,017 0
2014 916 916 0
2015 842 842 0
2016 804 804 0
2017 687 687 0
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Popularity of Carly as a first name

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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%

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People with the last name Carly are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Carly

  • How Popular is the name Carly? Carly is the 865th most popular name of all time. As a last name Carly was the 109,758th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Carly have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 63,203 babies born with the first name Carly in the United States. That's more than enough people named Carly to occupy the territory of Guernsey (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 62,431 (as of March 31, 2010).
  • 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 1987 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Carly ranks 95th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Washington. Imagine that, 56 babies in Washington have the same name as you in 1987.
  • 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 Ylcar. 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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