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Quick Facts on Karlie

  • Gender:
  • Girl
  • Origin:
  • American, German
  • Number of syllables:
  • 2
  • Ranking popularity:
  • 905
Simple meaning:
Free woman

Characteristics of Karlie

  • Inspirational
  • Highly Intuitive
  • Spiritual Teacher
  • Extremely Bright
  • Uplifting
  • Truth-seeker

Etymology & Historical Origin - Karlie

Karlie is one of the several spelling variations of Carly which itself is a more modern repurposing of Carla. Carla is the female equivalent of the German masculine name Karl/Carl (English: Charles). The Germanic “karl” means “free man” so the feminized Karlie would come to mean “free woman”. In ancient times, the Germanic term “karl” signified a “free” man but not one of nobility; i.e., from the same root as the Olde English “ceorl” meaning a “man of low birth, a common man”. In the later Middle High German or Middle English, the terms “karl/carl” evolved its meaning more simply to just “man, fellow, husband”. Despite the rather “lowly” beginnings of this ancient word, many Europeans of high rank bore names derived from Karl/Carl (such as Charles, Caroline and Charlotte). Just as Charlie became a colloquial pet form for Charles/Charlotte, Carla and Carly developed from Caroline. Carly especially found a home as a legally given first name (rather than a nickname) among American parents during the 1980s and 90s (Canadians and Australians like the Carly names, too). Once the name found favor in America, all sorts of “kreative” respellings began to emerge. In fact, Carly is one of the most respelled names on the U.S. charts (11 versions in all)!

Popularity of the Name Karlie

The Karlie spelling first appeared on the U.S. charts in 1991 (right around the time that Carly looked like she was headed for the Top 100 list). Karlie rose to low-moderate levels of usage before maxing out around 2005. Today this name is back down at the bottom of the charts – clearly she’s faced with a lot of competition in terms of spelling choices. Carly is in first place, but the ten other forms of this name split up about 70% share of voice: Karlee, Carlee, Carlie, Carley, Karlie, Carleigh, Karly, Karley and Karli (roughly in that order). Karlie is definitely a cute, informal and youthful name. It’s an attractive choice for parents who prefer colloquial, laid-back names over more formal, proper or traditional names like Caroline and Charlotte.
Popularity of the Girl Name Karlie
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Karlie

  • Literary Characters of the baby name Karlie

    Literary Characters of the Baby Name Karlie

    Karlie We cannot find any significant literary characters with the first name Karlie.

  • Popular Songs on Karlie

    Popular Songs on Karlie

    Karlie - We cannot find any popular or well-known songs featuring the name Karlie.

  • Children's Books on the Baby Name Karlie

    Children's Books on the Baby Name Karlie

    The Adventures of Karlie Mayfield (Vol. I): In The Beginning (Jami L. Pereira) - Karlie Mayfield is an eight year old girl in Jami L. Pereira's The Adventures of Karlie Mayfield, In The Beginning. The year was 1908, Karlie had a love for horses that ran deep. Her Pawpaw had planned a surprise for her birthday, until tragedy struck the Mayfield's farm. They had lived on that land for six generations. The depression had ended. Big Carl Mayfield worked the coal mines at Horse Mill Mountain. It was up to Karlie and her mama to take care of her little brother Joshua, and little sister Kimmie. Little did she know, there would be trouble lurking. Recommended for ages 9-12.

    The Adventures of Karlie Mayfield (Vol. II): A Summer to Remember (Jami L. Pereira) - The Adventures of Karlie Mayfield, A Summer To Remember. The story is about two young girls tossed together by love and fate. Together they explore and learn what it is to appreciate and love friends and family. Karlie rides the rodeo and Gracieann gets a new family. Hopes and dreams are on the making as the stones are revealed, and the Mayfield's are in for a huge surprise! one that will change all of their lives forever. Recommended for ages 9-12.

    The Adventures Of Karlie Mayfield (Vol. III): Unforgettable Fall (Jami L. Pereira) - Karlie Mayfield will move you in this story of two young girls and their family struggling through life's ups and downs. Defeating a hungry pack of timber wolves. Riding through storms and moving to a new home. A new member of the family for Thanksgiving will make things a little happier and with it, brings fun and excitement in the Unforgettable Fall. Recommended for ages 9-12.

  • Famous People Named Karlie

    Famous People Named Karlie

    Famous People Named Karlie - Karlie Kloss (supermodel); Karlie Redd (hip-hop artist)

  • Children of Famous People Named Karlie

    Children of Famous People Named Karlie

    Famous People Who Named Their Daughter Karlie - We cannot find any celebrities or famous people who have named their child Karlie.

  • Historic Figures

    Karlie - Girl Baby Name - Historic Figures

    Karlie - We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Karlie.

Personality of the Girl Name Karlie

The number 11 is a Master Number, and embodies heightened traits of the Two. This personality is on a life journey to find spiritual truth. They are extremely idealistic and intuitive. Elevens have a rare and exceptional spiritual energy that brings a sense of obligation to illuminate the world around them. It's a very powerful responsibility, but these people have far more potential than they know. It's important that they surrender to higher ideals. They have the capacity to see the bigger picture, and they possess the skills to inspire others spiritually. Elevens have strong diplomatic skills and can become great peacemakers. Master numbers can be both a blessing and a curse, as they walk the fine line between greatness and the potential for self-destruction.

Variations of the Baby Name - Karlie

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