Carla - Meaning of Carla
[ 2 syll. car-la, ca-rla ] The baby girl name Carla is pronounced in English as KAAR-Lah or in Dutch and German as KAAR-Laa †. Carla's language of origin is Germanic and English. It is predominantly used in English, German, Italian, Portuguese, Latin, and Scandinavian. Germanic origin, English, German, Italian, and Portuguese use: It is derived from the word karl with the meaning 'man, free man'. The name first developed from the German form Carl, and it has been adopted by English speakers since the mid 20th century.
In addition, Carla is a form of the English Carol in the Latin language.
Carla is also a form of the English, French, and Scandinavian Caroline in the English, Italian, and Scandinavian languages.
Carla is also a form of the French, German, Dutch, English, and Scandinavian Charlotte in the English language.
Carla is the feminine form of the English and French Charles.
The name Carla is widely used; it has 63 forms that are used in English and foreign languages. English forms of the name include Arla, Carietta, Carila, Carilla, Carlah, Carlana, Carle, Carlea, Carleah, Carlee, Carleen, Carleesia, Carleeza, Carleigh, Carlen, Carlena, Carlene, Carleta, Carletha, Carlethe, Carletta, Carlette, Carley, Carli, Carlia, Carlicia, Carlie, Carlin, Carlina, and Carling. Other English forms include the familiar forms Carlota (used in Portuguese, Spanish, too), Carlotta (used in Italian and Spanish too), and Carly, and the spelling variant Karla (used in German, Scandinavian, Czech, too). The Polish Kaja is a form of Carla that is used in foreign languages.
Carla is an unusual baby girl name. Its usage peaked modestly in 1962 with 0.287% of baby girls being named Carla. It was #79 in rank then. The baby name has experienced a steep drop in frequency since then, and is of only sporadic use today. In 2018, among the family of girl names directly related to Carla, Charlotte was the most frequently used.
Baby names that sound like Carla include Carlah, Carlla, Carlott, Carlotte, Karla, Karleigh, Karlla, Karlotte, Caral, Carall, Carel, Carell, Carely, Carill, Carlee, Carleh, Carleigh, Carlesah, Carley, and Carli.
† Pronunciation for Carla: K as in "key (K.IY)" ; AA as in "odd (AA.D)" ; R as in "race (R.EY.S)" ; L as in "lay (L.EY)" ; AH as in "mud (M.AH.D)"