Girl Baby Name

Carley

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Quick Facts on Carley

  • Gender:
  • Girl
  • Origin:
  • American, German
  • Number of syllables:
  • 2
  • Ranking popularity:
  • 875
Pronunciation:
KAHR-lee
Simple meaning:
Free woman

Characteristics of Carley

  • Independent
  • Individualistic
  • Ambitious
  • Strong-willed
  • Inventive
  • Successful

Etymology & Historical Origin - Carley

Carley is a modern English version of Carla/Carly and used mainly in North America (i.e. Canada and the U.S.). Carla and Carly are names which developed from the German Karl meaning “free man”. As a feminine form, Carley therefore means “free woman”.

Popularity of the Name Carley

The spelling of Carley appeared on the American female naming charts for the first time in 1982. American parents simply took the name Carly and started to add new suffixes such as “ley”, “lee”, “lie” and “leigh” (although Carly is still about four times more popular than these others). There are now so many variations of this name (including the “K” versions) that it obviously just comes down to the spelling preference of the parents. Like Charley or Marley, Carley is an informal name with a laid-back and relaxed quality. These names could also be considered common among our canine friends.
Popularity of the Girl Name Carley
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Carley

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Personality of the Girl Name Carley

The number one personality is a leader - strong and competitive. They are willing to initiate action and take risks. One personalities work hard toward their endeavors and have the ability to apply their creative and innovative thinking skills with strong determination. They believe in their ability to succeed and are too stubborn to be hindered by obstacles. Ones meet obstacles head-on with such mental vigor and energy that you better step aside. They resent taking orders, so don't try telling them what to do either. This is an intensely active personality, but they are also known as starters rather than finishers. They have a propensity to become bored and will move quickly to the next project if not properly challenged.  They are the ones to think up and put into action new and brilliant ideas, but they are not the ones to stick around and manage them. This personality has an enthusiastic and pioneering spirit. They are distinctly original.

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