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What does Kara mean?

Kara Pronunciation of Kara as a girls' name is pronounced KARE-ah. It is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Kara is "beloved". Variant of Cara. See also Carrie and Kerry.



VARIANTS Cara, Carina, Carita, Kaira, Karah, Karalee, Karalie, Karalyn, Karalynn, Karee, Kari, Kariana, Kariann, Karianna, Karianne, Karie, Karielle, Karina, Karine, Karita, Karrah, Karri, Karrie, Kary

RELATED FORMS VIA CARA, CARRIE, KERRY Caera, Caragh, Carah, Caree, Carey, Cari, Carie, Carri, Carry, Cary, Kaara, Karra, Karry, Kera, Keree, Keri, Kerra, Kerri, Kerria, Lacara



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How popular is Kara?

Kara is a very popular first name for women (#381 out of 4276, Top 9%) and also a very popular surname for both adults and children (#22461 out of 150436, Top 15%). (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Kara was first listed in 1940-1949 and reached its highest position of #105 in the U.S. in the 1980s, and is at #509 currently. (TOP BABY NAMES, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Kara name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

Cara (#727 FROM RECENT DATA), Carey, Cari, Carie, Carina (#1067), Carri, Carrie (#1680), Carry, Cary, Kaira, Karah, Kari (#1817), Karie, Karina (#462), Karri, Karrie, Kary, Kera, Keri, Kerri and Kerry are the prominent varying forms of Kara (#509). Other forms, like Caragh, are uncommon. Usage of these relations of Kara was at its peak 5 decades ago (ADOPTION OF 1.1%) and is now much reduced (ADOPTION 0.1%, 90.9%), with versions such as Kerri becoming less stylish.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Kara, Cara, Carey, Cari, Carie in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Carina, Carri, Carrie, Carry, Cary in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Kaira, Karah, Kari, Karie, Karina in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Karri, Karrie, Kary, Kera, Keri in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Kerri, Kerry in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Kara, Cara, Kerry outside U.S.

Similar Names

Kara is pronounced similarly to Caro, Charo, Cori, Cory, Keara, Keearra, Keera, Keira, Kiara, Kiera, Kierra, Kira, Kiri, Kiriah, Kirya, Kora, Kori, Korie, Korri, Korry, Kory, Kyra, Kyria, Kyrie and Kyrra. Other recommended sound-alike names are Adra, Atara, Bara, Ciara, Cyra, Dara, Dora, Fara, Iara, Kade, Kaeya, Kaia, Kait, Kala, Kama, Karan, Karas, Karel, Karima, Karin, Karla, Karlah, Karma, Karmia, Karna, Karysa, Kass, Kata, Kate, Kay, Kaya, Kaye, Keala, Klara, Kore, Lara, Lawra, Madra, Mara, Mavra, Saira, Sara, Sera, Shara, Tara, Tora, Tyra, Yara, Zara and Zora. These names tend to be less frequently used than Kara.

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