What 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.
Associated with: blends.
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.
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.Creative forms:
(female) Carca, Carcla, ..
(male) Carlao, Carril, .. Middle name pairings:
Carla Martha (C.M.), ..
How 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 1900-1909 and reached its apex rank of #79 in the U.S. during 1960-1969, and is at #873 presently. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related girl names. Shown below is a study of the popularity of the girl name Carla and corresponding names. Callie (#196 a year ago), Carey, Cari, Carl, Carlee (#768), Carleen, Carleigh (#1095), Carlene, Carletta, Carlette, Carley (#1106), Carli (#1521), Carlie (#1047), Carline, Carlota, Carlotta, Carly (#389), Carlyn, Caro, Carol (#1768), Carola, Carolann, Carole, Carolee, Carolin, Carolina (#430), Caroline (#62), Caroll, Carolyn (#752), Carri, Carrie (#1680), Carrol, Carroll, Carry, Cary, Caryl, Charla, Charlee (#282), Charles, Charli (#553), Charlie (#207), Charlotte (#9), Charly, Charlyn, Karel, Kari (#1817), Karla (#510), Karleen, Karli (#1292), Karlie (#815), Karol, Karole, Karyl, Lola (#224) and Sharla are the popular alternative forms of Carla (#873 a year ago). Other variants, like Carlan, are seldom used. Usage of these relations of Carla was at its peak 8 decades ago (usage of 5.84%) and has become significantly lower since (usage 1.7%, ▼70.9%), with forms like Carey becoming less trendy. Caroline has been the recurring favorite, though Charlotte is now the most fashionable.
Carla▼ is pronounced similarly to Carlye, Corlee, Corley, Corlie, Corly, Karlah, Karlee▲, Karley, Karly, Karlye and Karrla. Other recommended names are Baila, Cacia, Caela, Caila, Cal, Cala, Calla, Callan, Calli, Camala, Camela, Camia, Canda, Canna, Cara▼, Carah, Caralea, Caralia, Caren, Carin, Carina▼, Carma, Carman, Carmela▼, Carmia, Carna, Casha, Catha, Catia, Cayla▼, Ceara, Cearra, Ceila, Ceria, Charela (see Harela), Charle, Charlea, Charma, Chela, Ciara▼, Ciarra, Clara▼, Dalla, Darla▼, Earla, Erla, Gayla▼, Hala, Jayla, Kaila▼, Kala▼, Katla, Laela, Laila▲, Marla▼, Mirla, Orla, Orrla (see Orla), Paola▼, Paula▼, Pearla, Raula, Starla and Tayla. These names tend to be less frequently used than Carla.See names in meaning and etymology.