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pinWhat does Karla mean?

Karla /kar-la/ [2 sylls.] 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 10 variants: Karlah, Karlee, Karleigh, Karlesha, Karley, Karli, Karlie, Karlla, Karly and Karrla.

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

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.

Kreatif forms: Karka, Karrol, Kryla. [more]

pinHow 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)

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. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Karla name in U.S.

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

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) rated in the Top 1000. Adoption of these girl names was at its most widespread in the year 1994 (usage of 0.4457%) and is now much less (usage 0.213%, down 52.2%), 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. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Karla, Carla, Carlee, Carleen, Carleigh in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Carlene, Carley, Carli, Carlie, Carly in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Carol, Caroline, Charlotte, Karlee, Karley in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Karli, Karlie, Karly in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Carla, Carly, Caroline, Charlotte outside U.S.

pinSimilar Names

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.