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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 girl names Karleen, Carol, Caroline, Charlotte and Karolina.

Karla is also pronounced similarly to Carlah, Carli, Carlia, Carlla, Carly and 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.


Karla is a very popular first name for females (#370 out of 4276) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).

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