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 is a very popular first name for females (#370 out of 4276, Top 9%) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Karla for girls. Karla reached its highest rank of #175 in the U.S. in 2002. (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Karla and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Charlotte (#10), Caroline (#58), Karla (#504), Karlee (#693), Carla (#864), Karlie (#885), Karly, Karley, Carol and Karli. (2014 statistics).
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▼. These names tend to be less commonly used than Karla.