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Carla - Meaning of Carla

What does Carla mean?

Meaning of the name CarlaCariettaCarletaCarletheCarlenaCarlenCarleesiaCarliCarleyCarlanaArlaCarlethaCarilaCarillaCarleeCarlahCarletteCarleighCarleneCarlettaCarleCarleenCarleezaCarleahCarlea

[ 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.

What are the Variant Forms of Carla?




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.


See also the related forms, the name Anaclara and the name Ancarla.

See also the related categories, portuguese, italian, scandinavian, and german.

Carla is an all-time favorite. At present it is still a somewhat popular baby girl name, but to a lesser degree than it was in the past. The name grew in popularity from the 1920s up to the 1960s; prior to that, it was of only sporadic use. 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. In 2016, it ranked at #863 with a usage of 0.017%. Among the family of girl names directly related to Carla, Charlotte was the most frequently used. It was 40 times more commonly used than Carla in 2016.

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)"

Meaning of Carla Meaning of Carlotta Meaning of Carly Meaning of Carlisa Meaning of Carlyle Meaning of Kaja Meaning of Carlin Meaning of Carol Meaning of Caroline Meaning of Charlotte Meaning of Charles Meaning of Anaclara Meaning of Ancarla
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