What does Karla mean?
Karla \k(a)-rla, 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 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.
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), 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)
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.