Meaning and name origin
Karlena \k(a)-rle-na, kar-lena\ as a girl's name is of Old German and Slavic origin, and the meaning of Karlena is "free man". Karlena is a variant of Carlene (Old German): carlene and Carline are feminine form of Carl or Charles. Also a variant of Caroline (Old German): from the French form of Latin or Italian Carolina, a feminine derivative of Carolus (see Charles). Karlena is also used as a variant of Karolina (Slavic).
Karlena is not a popular first name for females and an equally uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).
Karlena is also pronounced similarly to Carlana. Other suggested similar baby names are Darlena, Earlena, Kalena, Karaleena, Karalina, Kareena, Karena, Karleen, Karlein, Karlen, Karlene, Karlin, Karline, Karlinka, Karlyn, Karlyne, Karlynn, Karolyna, Karrena and Marlena▼. These names tend to be more commonly used than Karlena.