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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 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 girl names Karleen and Charlotte.

Carla is also pronounced similarly to Carely, Carlye, Corly, Karlah, Karli, Karly and Karrla. Other suggested similar baby names are Caela, Caila, Cala, Calla, Cara, Caralea, Caralia, Carel, Carlan, Carma, Carna, Carola, Carole, Caroll, Caroly, Carrola, Caryl, Caryle, Caryll, Cayla, Charela, Charle, Charlea, Charli, Charly, Darla, Earla and Marla.


Carla is a very popular first name for females (#202 out of 4276) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).

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