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 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).
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.