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What does Carleta mean?

Carleta Pronunciation of Carleta [car-leta] as a girls' name has its root in Old German, and the meaning of Carleta is "free man". Carleta is a variant form of Carla (Old German).


Carleta has 3 variants: Carletta, Carlita and Karlita.

38 more related forms via Carla: Carlah, Carlana, Carle, Carleah, Carlee, Carleen, Carleesia, Carleeza, Carleigh, Carlena, Carlene, Carletha, Carlethe, Carlette, Carley, Carli, Carlia, Carlicia, Carlie, Carlin, Carlina, Carliqua, Carlis, Carlisa, Carlise, Carlisha, Carlisia, Carlissa, Carlista, Carlla, Carlonda, Carlreca, Carly, Carlyjo, Carlyn, Carlyse, Karla and Karlla.

Creative forms:
(female) Carleia, Corleta, ..

(male) Carleby, Carleco, ..

Middle name pairings:
Carleta Tianna (C.T.), ..

How popular is Carleta?

Carleta is a rare first name for females. Carleta is also a unique last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Carla (#873 in recent rankings), Carlee (#768), Carleen, Carleigh (#1095), Carlene, Carletta, Carlette, Carley (#1106), Carli (#1521), Carlie (#1047), Carly (#389), Carlyn and Karla (#510) are the popular variation forms of Carleta (not ranked) listed in the Top 2000. Other forms, like Karlla, are uncommon. These relations of Carleta were favored 2 decades ago (median #1105) and are now significantly less widespread (#1331, 62% less usage). Karla has generally been a favorite of parents, though Carly is currently more regularly used, while forms such as Carlene are now somewhat dated. (2015 Birth Statistics)

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 Carly, Carlyn, Karla in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Carleta is pronounced similarly to Carlota, Carlotta, Carlyta, Karletta, Karlota, Karlotta and Karlyta. Other recommended names are Arleta, Calesta, Callesta (see Calista), Caralea, Careena, Carena, Caresa, Caretta, Carilena (see Caroline), Carita, Caritta, Carlaena, Carleena, Carlein, Carlen, Carlenna (see Carlene), Carlyna, Carmela, Carmesa, Carmita, Carmyta, Carolena, Charlea, Charlena, Charlet, Charlett, Charletta, Charlette, Charlita, Charlot, Charlott, Charlotta, Charolett, Clareta, Cleta, Coleta (see Colette), Colleta, Darlena, Earlena, Earletta, Harlea, Karlena, Marketa, Marlea, Marlena and Valeta. These names tend to be more frequently used than Carleta.

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