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Meaning and name origin

Carlena \c(a)-rle-na, car-lena\ as a girl's name is of Old German origin, and the meaning of Carlena is "free man". Carlena is a variant of Carla (Old German): feminine of Carl and short form of Caroline. Also a variant of Carlene (Old German): carlene and Carline are feminine form of Carl or Charles.


Carlena has 7 variant forms: Carlaena, Carlana, Carleena, Carlenna, Carlina, Karlena, Karlina.


Carlena is a somewhat popular first name for females (#4262 out of 4276, Top 100%) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Carlena and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Carla (#864) and Carlene. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Carla, Carlene in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Carlena is also pronounced similarly to Carlyna. Other suggested similar baby names are Caraleena, Careena, Carena, Carilena, Carlan, Carleen, Carlein, Carlen, Carleta, Carlin, Carlinda, Carline, Carling, Carllen, Carlonda, Carlyn, Carlyne, Carlynn, Carolena, Carolina, Charleena, Charlena, Charlene, Charlina, Coralena, Corlene, Darlena, Earlena and Marlena. These names tend to be less commonly used than Carlena.