Meaning and Origin of: Carley

Girl name origins & meanings

  • Latin : Strong one
  • Old German : Freeholder; Feminine form of Carl

Boy name origins & meanings

  • Old English : Carl's island

Boy name variations

Family name origins & meanings

  • Reduced form of Irish McCarley.
  • English : habitational name from the hamlet of Carley in Lifton, Devon, possibly named with Cornish ker ‘fort’ + Old English lēah ‘woodland clearing’.
  • Perhaps an Americanized form of German Kehrli or Kerle (see Kerley).