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.
Karla▲ has 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.Kreatif forms: Karda, Karka. [more]
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)
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)
Displayed below is an analysis of the usage of Karla and corresponding names. Carla (#864 last year), Carlee (#829), 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. Usage of these forms of Karla was at its most widespread in the year 1994 (average #465) and is somewhat lower today (#744, down 52%), with forms such as Carla, Carlee, Carley, Carlie and Karly becoming somewhat outmoded. Caroline is more ubiquitous than the rest, though Charlotte is currently the preferred form. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Karla▲ is alike in pronunciation to Carely, Carlye, Corlee, Corley, Corlie, Corly and Karlye. Other suggested similar baby names are Darla▼, Earla, Kaala, Kaela▼, Kahla, Kaila▼, Kala▼, Kalla, Kara▲, Karalee, Karalie, Karel, Karma▼, Karna, Karol▼, Karole, Karra, Karryl, Karryll, Karyl, Karyll, Katla, Kayla▲, Keryl, Koral, Korall, Korella, Korilla and Marla▼. These names tend to be less commonly used than Karla.