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Cara meaning and name origin

Cara \c(a)-ra\ as a girl's name is pronounced KAR-ah, KEER-ah. It is of Latin, Irish and Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Cara is "beloved; friend". 20th-century coinage: feminine form of the Latin and Italian word for "dear". In Irish "cara" means "friend". See also Caroline.

Cara has 26 variant forms: Caera, Carabelle, Caragh, Carah, Caralea, Caralee, Caralia, Caralie, Caralin, Caralyn, Caranda, Caretta, Carina, Carine, Carrie, Carry, Kaara, Kaira, Kara, Karalee, Karina, Karine, Karra, Karrie, Karry and Lacara.

For more information, see also related names Careen, Carissa, Carita and Charis.

Cara is also pronounced similarly to Caree, Carey, Cari, Carie, Caro, Carri, Cary, Charo, Chiara, Cora, Cori, Cory, Karah, Kari, Kary, Keara, Kera, Kiara, Kira, Kora and Kyra. Other suggested similar baby names are Bara, Cala, Cama, Carla, Carma, Carna, Ceara, Cearaa, Cearia, Cearra, Ceira, Cera, Cerea, Ceri, Ceria, Char, Chara, Chari, Ciaara, Ciara, Ciarra, Cieara, Ciera, Cira, Ciri, Clara, Cor, Cyra, Cyrah, Dara, Fara, Iara, Lara, Mara, Sara, Tara, Yara and Zara.

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Popularity of Cara

Cara is a very popular first name for females (#523 out of 4276) and a slightly less popular surname or last name for all people (#74363 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).

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