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What does Carlena mean?

Carlena Pronunciation of Carlena [car-lena] as a girls' name has its root in Old German, and the name Carlena means "free man". Carlena is a variant form of Carla (Old German) with the suffix -ena. Carlena is also a derivative of Carlene (Old German).


Carlena has 7 variants: Carlaena, Carlana, Carleena, Carlenna, Carlina, Karlena and Karlina.

Carlena has 46 more alternative forms via Carla, Carlene: Carlah, Carle, Carleah, Carlee, Carleen, Carleesia, Carleeza, Carleigh, Carlen, Carleta, Carletha, Carlethe, Carletta, Carlette, Carley, Carli, Carlia, Carlicia, Carlie, Carlin, Carline, Carliqua, Carlis, Carlisa, Carlise, Carlisha, Carlisia, Carlissa, Carlista, Carlita, Carlla, Carlonda, Carlreca, Carly, Carlyjo, Carlyn, Carlyse, Karla, Karleen, Karlen, Karlene, Karlin, Karlita, Karlla, Karlyn and Karlynn.

Kreatif forms:
(female) Callena, Carlera, ..

(male) Carleian, Carlenat, ..

How popular is Carlena?

Carlena is a somewhat popular first name for females (#4262 out of 4276, Top 100%) but a rare surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related girl names. Prominent related forms of Carlena (not ranked) are Carla (#873 from recent data), Carlee (#768), Carleen, Carleigh (#1095), Carlene, Carletta, Carlette, Carley (#1106), Carli (#1521), Carlie (#1047), Carline, Carly (#389), Carlyn, Karla (#510), Karleen and Karlene. Other variants, like Carlla, are seldom used. These forms of Carlena were favored by parents in 1996 (median #1273) and have become significantly less popular since (#1456, down 62%). Karla has been the most prevalent, though Carly is now the more favored form, while forms such as Carley used to be popular. Shown below is a study of the ranking of the girl name Carlena and affiliated names. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Carla, Carlee, Carleen, Carleigh, Carlene in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Carletta, Carlette, Carley, Carli, Carlie in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Carline, Carly, Carlyn, Karla, Karleen, Karlene in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Carlena is alike in pronunciation to Carlyna. Other recommended names are Cailen, Cailene, Caraleen (see Caroline), Caraleena, Caralin, Caralynn, Careen, Careena, Carena, Carenna, Caresa, Carilyn, Carina, Carlein, Carlinda, Carlyta (see Carly), Carmela, Carmen, Carmesa, Carolann, Carolein (see Caroline), Caroliana, Carolin, Carolynn, Carren, Carrina, Catlina, Catreena, Ceilena, Celena, Cerena, Charlea, Charleen, Charleene, Charlena, Charlene, Charlina, Charline, Charlynn, Cholena, Coralena, Corena, Corlene, Correna, Cyrena, Darlena, Darlene, Darlina, Earldena (see Earla), Earlina, Fareena, Jalena, Jardena, Karena, Karrena, Larena, Malena, Marlea, Marleina, Marlena, Marlene, Marleni, Marlina, Raelena, Salena, Sareena, Starlena, Talena, Tareena, Tarena, Valena, Varena, Yalena and Zareena. These names tend to be less commonly used than Carlena.

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