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Karla meaning and name origin
Karla \k(a)-rla, kar-la\ as a girl's 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 10 variant forms: Karlah, Karlee, Karleigh, Karlesha, Karley, Karli, Karlie, Karlla, Karly and Karrla.
For more information, see also related names Karleen, Carol, Caroline, Charlotte and Karolina.
Baby names that sound like Karla are Carly, Carlla, Carlia, Carli, Carle, Carlah, Karlye, Karyll, Karyl, Karole, Karol, Karel and Carola.
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Popularity of Karla
Karla is a very popular first name for women (#370 out of 4276) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people. (1990 U.S. Census)
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