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Carla meaning and name origin
Carla \c(a)-rla, car-la\ as a girl's name is pronounced KAR-lah. It is of Old German origin, and the meaning of Carla is "free man". Feminine form of Carl and short form of Caroline. A European-sounding version of the many names that derive from Charles. Much favored in name blends with various endings. See also Carol and Charla.
Carla has 43 variant forms: Carlah, Carlana, Carle, Carleah, Carlee, Carleen, Carleesia, Carleeza, Carleigh, Carlena, Carlene, Carleta, Carletha, Carlethe, Carletta, Carlette, Carley, Carli, Carlia, Carlie, Carlicia, Carlin, Carlina, Carliqua, Carlis, Carlisa, Carlise, Carlisha, Carlisia, Carlissa, Carlissia, Carlista, Carlita, Carlla, Carlonda, Carlreca, Carly, Carlyjo, Carlyn, Carlyse, Karla, Karlita and Karlla.
For more information, see also related names Karleen and Charlotte.
Baby names that sound like Carla are Carola, Caralia, Caralea, Karly, Karli, Carlye, Caryll, Caryle, Caryl, Carrola, Caroly, Caroll, Carole, Carely, Carel, Corly, Karrla and Karlah.
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Popularity of Carla
Carla is a very popular first name for women (#202 out of 4276) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people. (1990 U.S. Census)
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