What does Carlena mean?
Carlena \c(a)-rle-na, car-lena\ as a girls' name. Carlena's root is Old German, and the name Carlena means "free man". Carlena is a variant of Carla (Old German). Carlena is also a derivative of Carlene (Old German).
Carlena has 47 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, Carlissia, Carlista, Carlita, Carlla, Carlonda, Carlreca, Carly, Carlyjo, Carlyn, Carlyse, Karla, Karleen, Karlen, Karlene, Karlin, Karlita, Karlla, Karlyn and Karlynn.
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. Census)
Prominent related forms of Carlena (#unlisted) are Carla (#864 last year), Carlee (#829), Carleen, Carleigh, Carlene, Carley, Carli, Carlie (#966), Carly (#357), Karla (#504) and Karlene. These girl names reached the peak of their popularity in 1996 (usage of 0.377%) and have become significantly less popular since (usage 0.1345%, down 64.3%), with versions such as Carla, Carlee, Carley, Carli and Carlie becoming somewhat outmoded. Carly (#357) and Karla (#504) are two of the more trendy names for newborns among these. Shown below is a comparison of the usage of the girl name Carlena and affiliated names. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)
Carlena is alike in pronunciation to Carlyna. Other recommended similar baby names are Caraleena, Careena, Carena, Carilena, Carlan, Carlein, Carlinda, Carling, Carllen, Carlyne, Carlynn, Carolena, Carolina, Charleena, Charlena, Charlene▼, Charlina, Coralena, Corlene, Darlena, Earlena and Marlena▼. These names tend to be less commonly used than Carlena.