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What does Karlena mean?

Karlena Pronunciation of Karlena [kar-lena] as a name for girls is an Old German name, and the meaning of Karlena is "free man". Karlena is a version of Carlene (Old German). Karlena is also a derivative of Caroline (Old German). Karlena is also used as a variation of Karolina (Slavic, Old German).


Karlena has 7 variants: Carlaena, Carleena, Carlena, Carlenna, Carlina, Carlyna and Karlina.

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.

Creative forms:
(female) Karleka, Karlesa, ..

(male) Karlenas, Karleno, ..

Middle name pairings:
Karlena Virginia (K.V.), ..

How popular is Karlena?

Karlena is an uncommon given name for women. Karlena is an equally unique last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related girl names. Popular alternative forms of Karlena (outside Top 2000) rated in the Top 2000 are Carla (#873 from current records), Carleen, Carlene, Carley (#1106), Carline, Carlota, Carlyn, Carolina (#430), Caroline (#62), Charlene (#1532), Karla (#510), Karleen, Karlene, Karli (#1292), Karlie (#815), Karolina (#1712), Karoline (#1605), Karolyn and Sharlene. These relations of Karlena were at the top of their popularity a decade ago (usage of 0.6%) and are almost as popular today (usage 0.45%, down 24.1%), but with versions such as Karla becoming less trendy. Caroline and Karlie are two of the more fashionable baby names in this list. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Carla, Carleen, Carlene, Carley, Carline in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Carlota, Carlyn, Carolina, Caroline, Charlene in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Karla, Karleen, Karlene, Karli, Karlie in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Karolina, Karoline, Karolyn, Sharlene in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Carla, Carolina, Caroline outside U.S.

Similar Names

Karlena is pronounced similarly to Carlana. Other suggested similar names are Carena, Carleta, Dalena, Darleena, Darlena, Darlene, Darlina, Earlena, Fareena, Galena, Jalena, Jardena, Kailene, Kalana, Kaleena, Kalena, Kalina, Karaina, Kareema, Kareena, Karen, Karena, Karenna, Karensa, Karenza, Kariana, Karina, Karinna, Karlee, Karlesha, Karletta, Karley, Karlika (see Charlotte), Karline, Karlita, Karlla, Karlyta, Karmela, Karmen, Karmina, Karren, Karrena, Karrina, Karyna, Karynna, Kathlena, Katreena, Katrena, Kaylea, Kaylen, Kaylene, Kyreena, Larena, Malena, Marcena, Marena, Marilena, Marlana, Marleena, Marleina, Marlen, Marlene, Marleni, Marlenn (see Marlin), Marlina, Raelena, Salena, Sareena, Talena, Tareena, Tarena, Valena, Varena and Yalena. These names tend to be more commonly used than Karlena.

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