What does Karla mean?
Karla [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.
20 more alternative forms via Carla: Carlah, Carlana, Carle, Carleah, Carlee▲, Carlena, Carleta, Carley▼, Carli, Carlia, Carlie, Carlin, Carlina, Carlis, Carlisa, Carlita, Carlla, Carly▼, Carlyn and Karlita.Creative forms:
(female) Karda, Karka, ..
(male) Karke, Karne, .. Middle name pairings:
Karla Kalina (K.K.), ..
How popular is Karla?
Karla is a very popular first name for females (#370 out of 4276, Top 9%) and a slightly less popular surname for both adults and children (#117538 out of 150436, Top 78%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Karla entered the list in 1930-1939 and reached its peak position of #175 in the U.S. in the year 2002, and is presently at #510. (2015 Birth Statistics)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related girl names. Carla (#873 last year), Carlee (#768), Carley (#1106), Carli (#1521), Carlie (#1047), Carly (#389), Carlyn, Carol (#1768), Caroline (#62), Charlotte (#9), Karlee (#701), Karleen, Karleigh (#1096), Karley (#1320), Karli (#1292), Karlie (#815), Karly (#1348) and Karolina (#1712) are the prominent varying forms of Karla (#510 last year) rated in the Top 2000. Adoption of these forms of Karla was at its most widespread 8 decades ago (average #1437) and is now much less (#1070, down 65%), with forms such as Karla becoming less stylish. Caroline is more ubiquitous than the rest, though Charlotte is currently the preferred form.
Karla▼ is alike in pronunciation to Carely, Carlye, Corly and Karlye. Other suggested similar names are Baila, Cayla▼, Dalla, Darla▼, Dayla, Earla, Gaila, Gayla▼, Jayla, Kaala, Kacia, Kadia, Kaela▼, Kahla, Kaija, Kaila▼, Kala▼, Kalah, Kalea, Kalila, Kalla, Kalli, Kaly, Kamila▲, Kara▼, Karas, Karee, Karel, Kari▼, Karie, Karlena, Karlyn, Karlyta, Karma, Karna, Karol▼, Karole, Karon, Karra, Karrah, Karry, Kary, Karyl, Karyll, Karysa, Katha, Katia, Katla, Katria, Kaya, Kayla▼, Kaylea, Kaylla, Kazia, Keila, Kiara▼, Kira▲, Kiria, Kirra, Klara, Kora▲, Kyla, Kyrha, Marla▼, Mirla, Orrla (see Orla), Pavla, Rayla, Sharla, Tayla and Valla. These names tend to be less commonly used than Karla.See names in meaning and etymology.