A spelling variation of Carly, which is the feminine version of Carl, which is the German variation of the English name Charles, which means “free man.” Still following? Good, because if you’re gonna be a parent you’ll need to be able to endure long, rambling explanations.
Kar, Karl, Lee.
Famous people named Karlee:
Pro wrestler Karlee Leilani Perez (a.k.a. Maxine).
There are currently at least nine spelling variations of this name. Until somebody invents another new one. Kharleigh, anyone?