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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.


Popularity

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).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Karla for girls (2015 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 a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Karla and its variant forms. Variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Carla, Carol, Caroline, Charlotte, Karla, Karlee, Karley, Karli, Karlie and Karly. (2015 statistics).


Top 1000 baby names ranking of Carla, Carol, Caroline, Charlotte, Karla, Karlee, Karley, Karli, Karlie, Karly in U.S.

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

Top 100 baby names ranking of Karlee, Karli, Karlie outside U.S.


Similar Names

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.

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