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Girl Names Starting with Car-

Car- baby names and what they mean, with 43 results. Adoption of these girl names reached its most widespread during 1940-1949 (USAGE OF 5.5%) and is now significantly lower (USAGE 0.6%, 89%), with names like Carol becoming less in vogue. Carlee (#768) and Caroline (#62) are two of the more trendy girl names among these, while Carnley (TOP 10%) and Carls (16%) are common Car- surnames. Here is the list of Car- names for boys.

Car- names

Cara - Carissa | Carita - Carson | Carwen - Carys

Cara - Carissa

Kara and variants

Carita1, Carina1, Cara1
Var. of Kara. Based on Latin. "Beloved." Carita (UPPER 70%), comparable to Calta (UPPER 49%), Carota (47%), is a common -ta suffix last name.

Cara and variants

Cara2, var. Carry, Carrie, Carine1, Carina2, Caretta, Caralyn, Caranda, Caralin, Caralie, Caralia, Caralee, Carah, Caralea, Caragh, Carabelle1
Root fr. Latin, Irish, Gaelic elements. "Beloved; friend." Prominent, with usage of 0.032% for Cara and variants as girls' names in 2015, though lower than 0.036% the year before.

Carabelle2, var. Carrabelle, Carabell, Carabel
Root fr. Italian, Irish, Gaelic, Hebrew languages. "Beloved; friend; God's promise." Not in Top 2000.

Carden, var. Cardon, Cardin
Origin fr. Middle English element. "One who combs wool." Carden (TOP 3%), Cardin (6%) and Cardon (12%) occur often as surnames.

Careen, var. Carreen
Modern name .. Careen and Carreen are not often adopted as girls' names.

Catherine and variants

Carynn1, Caryn1, Carron1, Carrin1, Carri1, Caronne1, Carren1, Caron1, Carin1, Cari1, Caren1
Forms of Catherine. From Greek word. "Pure." Usage of Cari and Caryn as children's names has trended downward circa the 1960s.

Carynn2, Caryn2, Carron2, Carrin2, Carri2, Caronne2, Carren2, Caron2, Carin2, Cari2, Caren2
Forms of Katherine. Based on Greek word. "Pure." Caron (UPPER 2%), Carron (9%), Caren (48%), Carin (64%) and Cari (64%) exist often as surnames.

Karen and variants

Carynne1, Carynn3, Caryn3, Carryn, Carron3, Carren3, Carrin3, Caronn, Caron3, Carin3, Caren3
Forms of Karen. Stems fr. Danish, Greek. "Pure." Less widespread today. Caryn was the version last appearing (1994) in the Top 2000.

Charis and variants

Carrissa1, Carisse, Carisia, Carisa1, Caressa1
Var. of Charis. Derivative of Greek language. "Grace." Carisa is a prevalent (UPPER 68%) female name, whereas Caressa, Carisia, Carisse and Carrissa are irregularly used.

Caresse, var. Carressa, Caressa2, Caress
Root fr. French language. "Tender touch." Carse and Ceresse are creative variations.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Car- names: Cara, Caren, Carey, Cari, Caridad

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Car- names: Carin, Carina, Carisa, Carissa, Caron

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Car- names: Carri, Carrie, Carry, Cary, Caryn

Carey and variants

Carey, var. Cary, Carrey
Derived fr. Gaelic. "Love." Carey (TOP 1%), Carrey (50%) and Cary (2%) occur frequently as last names.


Var. of Ceridwen. Based on Welsh. "Fair, blessed poetry." Adoption of Cari soared 45 years ago, but now, Cari has become somewhat outmoded. See also Cadi.

Derived fr. Gaelic element. "Love." Cari is a frequently occurring (UPPER 25%) feminine name, and appears regularly (UPPER 64%) as a surname. See also Caro.

Charity and variants

Carita2, Carissa1, Caridade, Caridad
Var. of Charity. Based on Latin element. "Dear, beloved." Caridad (TOP 45%) and Carita (70%) appear frequently as last names.

Carina and variants

Carina3, var. Carita3, Carrina, Carinna1, Carine2, Carin4, Carenna, Cariana, Carena, Caren4, Careena
Stems fr. Latin element. "Beloved." Caren, Carin, Carina and Carita are more popular as baby names among these variations.

Carynne2, Carynna, Carinne1, Carinna2, Carine3
Var. of Corinna. Derived fr. Greek word. "Maiden." Rare as baby names, but Carine, Carynna, etc. are similar to the more common Carline.

Carrine, Carinne2
Var. of Corinne. Stems fr. Greek language. "Maiden." Carinne and Carrine were not among 2015's Top names.

.. an idyllic region of Austria. Carinthia is not in the Top 2000. See also Corinthia.

Var. of Charisma. Derived fr. Greek word. "Blessing." Rare. Carisma is not listed in the US Demographics. See also Carisia.

Carissa and variants

Carissa2, var. Carrissa2, Carrisa, Carisa2, Caris, Caressa3, Caresa
Derived fr. Latin, Greek words. "Beloved; grace." Carissa and variants became less trendy last year, falling -21 rankings as birth names with Carissa dropping the most.

Quick Reference

Summary Index of names [and variants] for Car- names for girls.

1. Cara - Carissa
Kara [Cara, Carina, Carita], Cara [Carry, Carina, Carine, Carrie, Caranda, Caretta, ..], Carabelle [Carabel, Carabell, Carrabelle], Carden [Cardin, Cardon], Careen [Carreen], Catherine [Carri, Caryn, Carren, Carron, Carynn, Carrin, ..], Katherine [Carri, Caryn, Carren, Carron, Carynn, Carrin, ..], Karen [Caryn, Carrin, Carron, Carryn, Carynn, Carynne, ..], Charis [Carisa, Caressa, Carisia, Carisse, Carrissa], Caresse [Caress, Caressa, Carressa], Carey [Cary, Carrey], Ceridwen [Cari], Cari, Charity [Carita, Caridad, Carissa, Caridade], Carina [Carin, Carita, Carine, Cariana, Carinna, Carrina, ..], Corinna [Carine, Carinna, Carinne, Carynna, Carynne], Corinne [Carinne, Carrine], Carinthia, Charisma [Carisma], Carissa [Caris, Caresa, Carisa, Carrisa, Caressa, Carrissa]

Carita [Caritta], Carla [Carly, Carlyn, Carlyjo, Carlyse, Carlonda, Carlreca, ..], Charlotte [Carly, Carlie, Carline, Carlyne, Carlota, Carlotta, ..], Carlene [Carlyn, Carlen, Carlena, Carlina, Carline, Carlenna, ..], Carlin [Carling], Carlotta [Carlota], Carly [Carlie, Carlye, Carlyne, Carline, Carlita, Carlyta, ..], Carmel [Carmy, Carmit, Carmine, Carmiya, Carmina, Carmisha, ..], Carmen [Carmon, Carmita, Carmine, Carmyna, Carmynn, Carmyta, ..], Carna [Carniela, Carniella, Carnyella], Carnation, Carol [Cary, Carry, Caryl, Caryll, Caryle, Carrolyn, ..], Carolina, Caroline [Cary, Carri, Carry, Carrie, Carollyn, Carrolyn, ..], Carolyn [Carrie, Carylon, Caroyln, Carolien, Carolynn], Caron [Caren, Carin, Carren, Carron, Caronwen], Carondelet [Carondalay, Carondella], Carrie [Cary, Carie, Carri, Carry, Carree, Carrey, ..], Carrington [Carington], Carson

Carwen, Caryl, Carys [Caris]

Usage comparison for Car- names