Meaning and Name Origin
Karlena \k(a)-rle-na, kar-lena\ as a name for girls has the meaning "free man". Karlena is a derivative of Carlene (Old German). Karlena is also a derivative of Caroline (Old German). Karlena is also used as a variation of Karolina (Slavic).
Karlena has 50 more related forms via Carlene, Caroline, Karolina: Caraleena, Carilena, Carla▼, Carlan, Carleen▼, Carlein, Carlen, Carley▼, Carlin, Carlinda, Carline, Carlita, Carllen, Carlota, Carlyn, Carlyne, Carlynn, Carolina▲, Charleena, Charlena, Charlene▼, Karaleen, Karaleena, Karalina, Karaline, Karalyn, Karalynna, Karelyn, Karilyn, Karilynn, Karla▲, Karleen, Karlein, Karlen, Karlene, Karli▼, Karlie▼, Karlin, Karlinka, Karlyn, Karlynn, Karolin, Karoline, Karolinka, Karolyn, Karolyna, Karolyne, Karolynn, Sharlena and Sharlene▼.
Karlena is an uncommon given name for women. Karlena is an equally unique last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)
Below is a charted analysis of the popularity of Karlena and corresponding names. Popular alternative forms of Karlena (#unlisted) are Carla (#864 the previous year), Carleen, Carlene, Carley, Carolina (#407), Caroline (#58), Charlene, Karla (#504), Karlene, Karli, Karlie (#885), Karolyn and Sharlene. These girl names were at the top of their popularity in 1994 and are now much less widespread, with versions such as Carla, Carley, Charlene, Karli and Sharlene becoming somewhat dated. Carolina (#407), Caroline (#58) and Karla (#504) are three of the more fashionable baby names in this list, with Carolina and Caroline enjoying a revival in popularity. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)
Karlena is pronounced similarly to Carlana. Other suggested similar baby names are Darlena, Earlena, Kalena, Kareena, Karena, Karline, Karlyne, Karrena and Marlena▼. These names tend to be more commonly used than Karlena.