What does Karla mean?
Karla \k(a)-rla, kar-la\ as a girls' name is pronounced KAR-lah. It is of Greek and Old German origin, and the meaning of Karla is "free man". Variant of Carla; feminine form of Karl. Literary: in John Le Carré's novel, George Smiley's Russian nemesis used the code name Karla.
Karla▲ has 41 more alternative forms via Carla: Carlah, Carlana, Carle, Carleah, Carlee▼, Carleen▼, Carleesia, Carleeza, Carleigh, Carlena, Carlene▼, Carleta, Carletha, Carlethe, Carletta, Carlette, Carley▼, Carli▼, Carlia, Carlicia, Carlie▼, Carlin, Carlina, Carliqua, Carlis, Carlisa, Carlise, Carlisha, Carlisia, Carlissa, Carlissia, Carlista, Carlita, Carlla, Carlonda, Carlreca, Carly▲, Carlyjo, Carlyn, Carlyse and Karlita.
Karla is a very popular first name for females (#370 out of 4276, Top 9%) but a unique surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)
Charted below is the baby name popularity of Karla for girls. Karla entered the list in 1940-1949 and reached its peak position of #175 in the U.S. in the year 2002, and is presently at #504. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)
Displayed below is an analysis of the usage of Karla and corresponding names. Carla (#864 last year), Carlee (#829), Carleen, Carleigh, Carlene, Carley, Carli, Carlie (#966), Carly (#357), Carol, Caroline (#58), Charlotte (#10), Karlee (#693), Karley, Karli, Karlie (#885) and Karly are the prominent varying forms of Karla (#504 last year). Adoption of these girl names was at its most widespread in the year 1994 and is now much less, with forms such as Carla, Carlee, Carley, Carlie and Karly becoming somewhat outmoded. The most fashionable baby names in this compilation are Carly (#357), Caroline (#58), Charlotte (#10), Karla (#504) and Karlee (#693), with Caroline and Charlotte enjoying a resurgence in popularity. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)
Karla▲ is alike in pronunciation to Karlye. Other suggested similar baby names are Darla▼, Earla, Kaala, Kaela▼, Kahla, Kaila▼, Kala▼, Kalla, Kara▲, Karel, Karma▼, Karna, Karol▼, Karole, Karra, Karyl, Karyll, Katla, Kayla▲ and Marla▼. These names tend to be less commonly used than Karla.