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Karla - Meaning of Karla

What does Karla mean?

Meaning of the name KarlaCharlotteCarolineCallieCharlieLolaCarlyCarolinaCharleyCharliKarleeCarolynCarleeKarlieLinaCarlaCharlizeCharlaCarrieSharleneCarleenSherrie

[ 2 syll. kar-la, ka-rla ] The baby girl name Karla is pronounced in German as KAAR-Laa †. Karla has its origins in the Germanic language. It is used largely in the German, Scandinavian, Czech, and English languages.

Karla is a variant spelling (German and Scandinavian) of Carla (English, German, Italian, Portuguese, Latin, and Scandinavian).

Karla is also a variation (Czech, English, German, and Scandinavian) of Caroline (English, French, and Scandinavian).

Karla is also a variation (Czech, English, and German) of Charlotte (French, German, Dutch, English, and Scandinavian).

See also the related categories, czech, scandinavian, and german.

Karla is an all-time favorite. Today it is still rather popular as a baby girl name, but to a lesser degree than it was in the past. The name's popularity rose from the 1930s up to the 1960s; before that, it was of only sporadic use. Its usage peaked modestly in 1964 with 0.105% of baby girls being given the name Karla. It was #182 in rank then. The baby name has experienced a drop in popularity since then. In 2016, it ranked at #560 with a usage of 0.029%, but it was nonetheless the 3rd most popular after Charlotte and Caroline, among all girl names in its family. Charlotte was 24 times more commonly used than Karla in 2016.

Baby names that sound like Karla include Carla, Kala, Karel, Karely, Karlee, Karley, Karli, Karlie, Karly, Karlye, Karol, Karole, Karrole, Karyl, Karyll, Kerriel, Kerryl, Koral, Korall, and Kreelee.

† Pronunciation for Karla: 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)"

Meaning of Karla Meaning of Carla Meaning of Caroline Meaning of Charlotte
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