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pinWhat does Carla mean?

Carla /car-la/ as a girls' 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 variants: Carlah, Carlana, Carle, Carleah, Carlee, Carleen, Carleesia, Carleeza, Carleigh, Carlena, Carlene, Carleta, Carletha, Carlethe, Carletta, Carlette, Carley, Carli, Carlia, Carlicia, Carlie, Carlin, Carlina, Carliqua, Carlis, Carlisa, Carlise, Carlisha, Carlisia, Carlissa, Carlissia, Carlista, Carlita, Carlla, Carlonda, Carlreca, Carly, Carlyjo, Carlyn, Carlyse, Karla, Karlita and Karlla.

Affiliated girl names: Karleen and Charlotte.

Carla has 68 more related forms via Carol, Caroline, Charla: Caddy, Callie, Caralin, Caralyn, Carel, Carely, Carey, Cari, Cariel, Carilena, Carilis, Carilyn, Carlan, Carleena, Carlein, Carlen, Carlinda, Carline, Carllen, Carlota, Carlotta, Carlyna, Carlyne, Carlynn, Caro, Carol, Carola, Carolan, Carolann, Carole, Carolee, Carolena, Carolin, Carolina, Caroll, Caroly, Carolyn, Carri, Carrie, Carrol, Carrola, Carroll, Carry, Cary, Caryl, Caryle, Caryll, Charla, Charlee, Charlena, Charli, Charlie, Charly, Charlyn, Charyl, Karel, Kari, Karlen, Karlena, Karli, Karlie, Karlina, Karol, Karole, Karyl, Karyll, Lola and Sharla.

Kreatif forms: Carca. [more]

pinHow popular is Carla?

Carla is a very prominent first name for females (#202 out of 4276, Top 5%) and a slightly less prominent last name for all people (#107565 out of 150436, Top 72%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Shown below is the birth name popularity of Carla for girls. Carla entered the list in 1930-1939 and reached its apex rank of #82 in the U.S. during 1960-1969, and is at #864 presently. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Carla name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Carla outside U.S.

Shown below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Carla and corresponding names. Callie (#186 a year ago), Carey, Cari, Carl, Carlee (#829), Carleen, Carleigh, Carlene, Carley, Carli, Carlie (#966), Carlotta, Carly (#357), Carol, Carolann, Carole, Carolee, Carolina (#407), Caroline (#58), Carolyn (#742), Carri, Carrie, Carrol, Carroll, Cary, Caryl, Charla, Charlee (#313), Charles, Charli (#610), Charlie (#229), Charlotte (#10), Kari, Karla (#504), Karli, Karlie (#885), Karol, Lola (#236) and Sharla are the popular alternative forms of Carla (#864 a year ago). Other variants, like Carlyna, are seldom used. Usage of these relations of Carla was at its peak during 1940-1949 (usage of 0.292%) and is almost as widespread today (usage 0.195%, 33.3%), but with forms like Carla, Carlee, Carley, Carlie and Carolyn becoming somewhat dated. Caroline has been the recurring favorite, though Charlotte is now the most fashionable. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Carla, Callie, Carey, Cari, Carl in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Carlee, Carleen, Carleigh, Carlene, Carley in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Carli, Carlie, Carlotta, Carly, Carol in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Carolann, Carole, Carolee, Carolina, Caroline in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Carolyn, Carri, Carrie, Carrol, Carroll in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Cary, Caryl, Charla, Charlee, Charles in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Charli, Charlie, Charlotte, Kari, Karla in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Karli, Karlie, Karol, Lola, Sharla in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Carla, Carly, Carolina, Caroline, Charli outside U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Charlie, Charlotte, Lola outside U.S.

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Carla is pronounced similarly to Carlye, Corlee, Corley, Corlie, Corly, Karlah, Karlee, Karley, Karly, Karlye and Karrla. Other recommended similar baby names are Baila, Caela, Caila, Cal, Cala, Calla, Cara, Caralea, Caralia, Carin, Carina, Carma, Carna, Catia, Cayla, Charela, Charle, Charlea, Dalla, Darla, Earla, Jayla, Marla, Orrla and Starla. These names tend to be less frequently used than Carla.