What does Cara mean?
20th-century coinage: feminine form of the Latin and Italian word for "dear". In Irish "cara" means "friend". See also Caroline.
Cara▼ has 26 variants: 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.
Cara▼ has 27 more related forms via Caroline: Caddy, Cari▼, Carla▼, Carlan, Carlen, Carley▼, Carlin, Carlina, Carlita, Carlota, Carly▼, Carlyn, Carlyna, Caro, Carol▼, Carola, Carolan, Carole▼, Caroll, Carri, Cary, Charla, Ina▼, Karla▼, Karli, Lina and Sharla.Kreatif forms:
(female) Caca, Cava, ..
(male) Caraan, Caroy, ..
How popular is Cara?
Cara is a very popular first name for females (#523 out of 4276, Top 12%) and also a very popular surname for all people (#26419 out of 150436, Top 18%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Charted below is the baby name history of Cara for girls. Cara reached its highest position of #205 in the U.S. during 1980-1989, and is at #672 currently. (2014 U.S. SSA Records)
Caroline (#58 from current records), Carly (#357), Karina (#429), Kara (#442), Karla (#504), Lina (#767), Carla (#864), Carina (#1019), Carley (#1087), Karli (#1252), Carissa (#1391), Carol (#1491), Carrie (#1492), Charis (#1926), Ina, Kaira, Sharla, Charla, Karrie, Caroll, Carlyn, Carlota, Cari, Caro, Carola, Carry, Carri, Carole and Cary are the prominent related forms of Cara (#672 from current records) appearing in the Top 2000. Adoption of these forms of Cara was common 74 years ago (adoption of 3.74%) and has become significantly reduced since (adoption 0.6%, ▼84%), with versions such as Carole falling out of fashion. Caroline has been the most prominent.
Cara▼ is alike in pronunciation to Caree, Carey▼, Carie, Coree, Corey▼, Cori▼, Corie, Corry, Cory, Kari▼, Keara, Keira, Kera, Keri▼, Kerra, Kiara▼, Kiarra▼, Kiera, Kiri, Kirya, Kora▲, Kori▲, Kyrha, Kyria and Kyrra. Other suggested similar names are Bara, Cala, Cama, 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▲. These names tend to be less frequently used than Cara.