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Meaning of the name KaraMeaning of the name Kara

[ 2 syll. ka-ra, kar-a ] The baby girl name Kara is pronounced as KAAR-aa- or KEHR-ah- †. Kara is used chiefly in the English, German, and Scottish languages, and it is derived from Italian, Celtic, Old Greek, and Sanskrit origins.

Kara is a variant spelling of the name Cara (English, German, and Italian) in the English and German languages.

Kara is also a variant of the name Cara (Irish and Scottish) in the Scottish language.

Kara is also a variant of the name Katherine (English).

Kara is also a variant of the name Makara (English).

See also the related form, Karalana.

Kara is fairly popular as a baby name for girls. The name's popularity jumped from the 1950s up to the 1990s. At the peak of its usage in 1991, 0.161% of baby girls were given the name Kara. It ranked at #106 then. The baby name has since experienced a fall in popularity. In 2012, its usage was 0.044% and its ranking #365, but it was nonetheless the 2nd most popular after Katherine, out of all girl names in its group. In 2012, it was used 5 times more than Kara.

Baby names that sound like Kara include Kaira, Karah, Caira, Cara, Kaara, Kakra, Kakrah, Karay, Karee, Karey, Kari, Karie, Karra, Karrah, Karri, Karrie, Karry, Kary, Keara, and Keary.

† Pronunciation for Kara: K as in "key (K.IY)" ; AA as in "odd (AA.D)" ; R as in "race (R.EY.S)" ; EH as in "ebb (EH.B)" ; AH as in "mud (M.AH.D)"

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